This Month's Top Articles
|Travel insurers paying out £1 million a day|
|14th June 2016|
|Travel insurance providers paid out the equivalent of £1 million a day to policyholders last year, according to industry figures.|
Data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) revealed that its members awarded a total of £365 million to a total of 494,000 individuals and f...
|Hands-free phones 'just as distracting to drivers as hand-held mobiles'|
|10th June 2016|
|Using a hands-free phone can be just as distracting to motorists as hand-held mobiles, a new study has warned.|
According to psychologists at the University of Sussex, conversations over hands-free sets can prompt a driver to visualise what they are talking about.
This, they said, m...
|Homeowners urged to maintain property exteriors|
|9th June 2016|
|Households have been urged to maintain the exterior of their homes in order to prevent maintenance issues.|
According to Lloyds Bank Insurance, taking care of properties is important not just for aesthetic reasons.
Indeed, the group insisted that ensuring a home is in a good state o...
|Van insurance costs on the up|
|8th June 2016|
|Van insurance costs have risen by almost a tenth in the last year, new figures have revealed.|
According to data from Consumer Intelligence, average best buy premiums went up by 9.7 per cent in the year to April 2016 - hitting £954.
However, the organisation believes van drive...
|Drivers urged to rest before long journeys|
|7th June 2016|
|Motorists should get a proper night’s rest before embarking on long journeys, according to road safety group GEM Motoring Assist.|
With thousands of families set to clock up hundreds of miles on the road this summer, the organisation is highlighting the risks linked to driving whilst t...
|British motorists 'don't understand French road signs'|
|6th June 2016|
|Many drivers from the UK could be at risk of breaking the law if they drive to France this summer - as they don't understand the road signs.|
According to research by Insurance4carhire, 57 per cent of British drivers believe the French toll booth symbol actually means stop.
|Car insurance 'confuses most drivers'|
|3rd June 2016|
|Most drivers feel car insurance is too confusing and should be easier to understand, a new survey has found.|
According to the Co-op Insurance, 48 per cent of motorists find car insurance confusing. Meanwhile, 86 per cent want it to made simpler and more understandable.
|Garden theft tipped to spike this summer|
|2nd June 2016|
|Households have been urged to secure their gardens and make sure expensive items aren't vulnerable to theft.|
According to SunLife Home Insurance, the number of thefts from gardens and outbuildings typically goes up by about a quarter during the summer months.
As a result, the c...
|Older drivers 'don't feel they'd pass driving test today'|
|1st June 2016|
|Many older motorists in the UK are not confident they would pass a driving test if they were forced to take one again, a new study has found.|
According to insurance provider Rias, more than two million drivers aged 50 or over are doubtful of their ability to pass today's test.
|Campaigners call for tougher enforcement of driving laws|
|31st May 2016|
|Road safety campaigners have warned that courts need to be tougher when enforcing driving regulations.|
According to charity group Brake, many repeat offenders have racked up at least 12 penalty points - the level required to get an automatic ban - yet are allowed to continue driving.