Have you checked your carbon monoxide alarm recently?
Known as ‘the silent killer’, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning causes around 60 deaths in the UK every year throughout England and Wales. One in 10 adults in Britain has experienced some degree of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes. When it is breathed in, it renders your body unable to carry oxygen, causing vital […]
Mobile phone detectors to spot drivers using devices
Mobile phones are a primary source of distraction while behind the wheel, and despite it being illegal, 25% of UK drivers admit that they have used their phones while driving at some point in the last year. According to the RAC, these figures haven’t changed significantly enough in the last year, which is why […]
Is speed-limiting technology a move in the right direction?
It looks like Britain’s roads are set to slow down in upcoming years thanks to a new EU ruling meaning that all new cars sold from 2022 onwards need to be fitted with speed-limiting technology, designed to automatically ensure the driver sticks to the speed limit. The ruling has only been provisionally agreed at present […]
What is the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and what do they do?
Whether you have heard of the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) or not, they act as a key lifeline for those hit by uninsured or untraced drivers across Britain. They aim to protect us as drivers and are funded by who else but us as drivers, with roughly £30 of every UK car insurance premium […]
The Civil Liability Act: Cause and Effect
The Civil Liability Act has been in the pipeline for what might well be deemed a decade, having been first talked about in 2009. After much political deliberation and campaigning both within and out of the insurance industry, the bill sailed through the Houses of Parliament and, on 20 December, received Royal Assent, making […]
Instances of car theft rise 25% during the winter months
Instances of vehicle theft increase by up to 25% in the winter months, new research by car security company Tracker finds. Motorists are warned to be especially vigilant in the months after October’s clock change, as dark evenings and mornings combined with adverse weather provide plenty of unusual opportunities for criminals to take advantage […]
Doing your Christmas shopping online? Stay safe on the web
Only buy from trusted sellers When shopping online, you’re usually in safe hands when using websites for big name brands. If you’ve never heard of the vendor that you’re buying from however, it pays to be wary. That’s not to say you should avoid buying from smaller sellers altogether. Trusted marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, […]
What you need to know when taking a learner driver out on the road
The budding driver has requested they practice in your family vehicle. Now, this poses the question… is this a good idea? You may be reliant on the vehicle for your daily commute and you may not be in the position financially to pay for any repairs should something go wrong. If they do have […]
Attack of the autumn leaves – Avoiding blocked drains
Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and we’re begrudgingly packing away our shorts and flip-flops for another year in place of cosy jumpers, winter coats and knitted scarves. Whilst autumn has its upsides, those crispy golden leaves can become quite a nuisance. Yes, we’re talking about blocked drains… A build-up of fallen […]
How Social Media could void your insurance cover…
From a palm tree-laden Instagram snap, to broadcasting your beach beverages on Facebook, we’re all guilty of the occasional ‘holiday brag’ on social media. But holidaymakers are being warned to think twice before pressing ‘post’, to avoid risking their home security and invalidating their insurance. Famously, social media star Kim Kardashian West was attacked by […]
What does a loss adjuster do?
If you’ve ever wondered about the role of a loss adjuster in the insurance claim process, this useful guide will explain what one does and when you might need one. What is a loss adjuster? Loss adjusters are sent out to the sites of major insurance claims, such as a fire or flood in […]
Why aren’t young people learning to drive?
Figures from the Department for Transport show a rapid decline in the number of young people on the roads. Almost half of 17-20 year olds could drive in 1992-4, but that dropped to just 29% in 2014. So why are young people calling time on cars? Environmental responsibility Around two-thirds of 16 to 34 year […]