Yearly Archives: 2007

Car covers used in the fight against crime

Monday, 31st December, 2007

Britons looking to avoid a claim on their insurance policy this winter might want to invest in a new tool being used to fend off vandals – a car cover. Auto components firm Car Parts Direct has reported a rise in the number of people making use of the sheaths at train stations, in Read the full article…

Scottish females caught drink driving

Monday, 31st December, 2007

The number of women drivers in Scotland potentially risking a car insurance claim by drink driving rose to more than 100 over Christmas, police figures have shown. Findings by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) highlight that of the 657 motorists caught under the influence of drugs or drink over the Read the full article…

Learners ‘to need a year at the wheel’

Friday, 28th December, 2007

Britons learning to drive – potentially including those planning to take out car insurance cover – could have to spend up to five times the number of hours they currently need on the road under government plans. Expected to be unveiled in the new year, ministers are proposing to ensure that new motorists spend Read the full article…

Drivers given eco-friendly tips

Monday, 24th December, 2007

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a series of “smarter driving” tips for drivers to help them cut down on their carbon footprint and save money this Christmas – news which may be of interest to car insurance customers. Tips include pumping up tires to reduce CO2 emissions, along with revving less and Read the full article…

Motorists warned against “deadly sins”

Monday, 24th December, 2007

People should steer clear of the “seven deadly motoring sins” this Christmas to avoid accidents on the roads, according to one organisation – as well as a potential hike in car insurance premiums. RAC statistics have shown that last year 94 per cent of accidents were due to mistakes by the driver or “injudicious Read the full article…

Shame for drivers with hands off the wheel

Friday, 21st December, 2007

Motorists who potentially risked more than a claim on their insurance policy by taking their hands off the wheel have been caught and exposed. Drivers in Northumbria have been snapped by safety cameras taking one or both hands off the steering wheel to read maps, put on clothes, smoke or even make rude hand Read the full article…

Taxi drivers tell cyclists to chill out this winter

Friday, 21st December, 2007

Taxi drivers in Edinburgh believe that cyclists need to calm down during the festive season. According to a study by LTI dealer Patons Taxis, when asked which road users would be the most stressed out in the run-up to Christmas, a whopping 54 per cent of taxi drivers answered that cyclists need to chill Read the full article…

Cabbies urged to ensure vehicles are safe

Friday, 21st December, 2007

Organisation Tyresafe is calling upon cabbies – potentially including those with taxi insurance – to make sure their vehicles are safe this festive season. The group has issued the plea in response to findings by Avon and Somerset Police that many of the area’s cabs have defective tyres and low treads. Officers handed out Read the full article…

Personal data ‘should not be stored on satnavs’

Thursday, 20th December, 2007

Motorists looking to avoid a claim on both their car and their home insurance policy this winter might want to follow expert advice and clear their in-built satellite navigation (satnav) systems of personal data. Leaving information inside the device, such as the driver’s exact address, could be a mistake should the vehicle fall into Read the full article…

Drivers on the phone to face a jail term?

Thursday, 20th December, 2007

Motorists looking to avoid more than a claim on their insurance policy might want to ensure they take the handheld mobile phone ban seriously as it emerges they could face prison if caught. The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that motorists should be liable for up to two years behind bars if caught using Read the full article…