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|Car insurance rises 'affecting young and new drivers' |
|11th August 2011|
|People who have just passed their test who are little over the age of 17 are the most affected by rises in car insurance, an expert has pointed out.|
MP for Bradford East David Ward expressed that this is a growing issue that is proving a problem for many motorists up and down the country.
|Value of fraudulent car insurance claims reaches £466m|
|30th July 2011|
|The value of fraudulent car insurance claims in the UK now stands at £466 million, new figures have revealed.|
According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), insurance fraud is becoming a growing problem across the country.
Indeed, statistics from the group showed tha...
|Signals must be safe and clear |
|29th July 2011|
|Motorists need to make sure any signals they make are done in good time and when is necessary, head of training at IAM Drive & Survive Simon Elstow has noted.|
He stressed that failing to give signals can be dangerous, potentially leading drivers to make a claim on their car insurance.
|Keep lights in full working order, drivers told |
|16th July 2011|
|Lights need to be fully functioning before even attempting to drive at night, the head of training at IAM Drive & Survive, Simon Elstow, has indicated.|
It is also important to know when to switch the lights on, he emphasised, so it is advisable to have them illuminated just before sunse...
|New unit to tackle fraudulent insurance claims |
|15th July 2011|
|A new unit that has been set up to tackle fraudulent insurance claims has been welcomed by the AA, which says it should help lower premiums for customers.|
The City of London Police has set up the unit, which comprises of a 35-strong team of experts.
They will be able to identify th...
|Get what you pay for with car insurance |
|7th July 2011|
|Buying the cheapest car insurance policy may not give drivers the level of cover they need, one expert has suggested.|
Malcolm Tarling, spokesman for the Association of British Insurers, explained that not all policies will offer the same amount of protection for the same price.
|Lying 'not an option' when taking out car insurance |
|5th July 2011|
|Drivers need to make sure they are being completely upfront with their car insurance company, a spokesman for Moneynet.co.uk has emphasised.|
Andrew Hagger pointed out that it can be tempting to lie in order to gain cheaper premiums, although this may not be beneficial in the long run.
|Children accuse parents of poor driving |
|1st July 2011|
|Many kids believe their parents are not behaving responsibly as they drive, a new Continental Tyres poll has found.|
A significant proportion (63 per cent) of children admitted they would describe their mum or dad's driving as aggressive, with 13 per cent claiming to being embarrassed by...
|Altering driving habits could lower fuel bills |
|24th June 2011|
|There are various steps people can take to lower their fuel consumption and therefore reduce the amount they spend on petrol.|
Santander Car Insurance has offered its top tops for how to achieve this, which include removing any excess weight from the vehicle.
Losing 25kg of boxes, t...
|Car insurance crackdown may boost road safety |
|23rd June 2011|
|Plans to clamp down on the number of motorists without car insurance could have a positive impact on road safety, one expert has claimed.|
Robert Gifford, executive director at the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, stressed that this is a positive move that could lower acc...