Category Archives: Car Insurance

Fines for driving without insurance set to rise 50%

Drivers without insurance for cars, vans or motorcycles face a 50% increase in on-the-spot penalties from July 2013. The fine is set to rise from £200 to £300 – but many road safety and motoring groups feel the penalty is … Continue reading

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1,000 whiplash scammers a day try to con car insurers

Around a thousand drivers a day are trying to con car insurers with whiplash scams. Car insurance firms receive around 1,500 claims a day for the injury – and reckon around two-thirds are fraudsters. Now, one firm, LV=, has released … Continue reading

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How your pet can void your car insurance

If you are a driver and have a crash while your beloved pet is running wild in the car, you could be facing an expensive bill. Most car insurance policies will include a disclaimer about careless driving – and that … Continue reading

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Russian Car Insurance Scams: cash for crash ‘jumpers’

Cash for crash scams in Britain have driven up the cost of car insurance and led to insurers tightening up the rules for dealing with personal injury claims. But if you thought British insurers were sometimes unfair in turning down … Continue reading

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How star signs affect the way you drive

Let’s hope the latest research about how star signs affect drivers is not taken up by insurers – or a lot of drivers with birthdays in October and November are likely to see their premiums go up.

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Car insurance costs start to fall at last

Motorists are at last seeing car insurance costs fall, according to new research. Premiums were down an average 1.4% in the first three months of 2013, the results of the AA British Insurance Premium Index show. Statistics reveal that the … Continue reading

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Young drivers are not so smart with their cars

Pensioners can change a flat tyre on their car easier than younger drivers, according to new research. The study shows that more than 13.5 million UK motorists would struggle to put the spare wheel on their vehicle without help from … Continue reading

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Will ‘Wrong Sign’ Speeders Get Their Money Back?

Insurance firms whho routinely ramp up the cost of premiums for drivers with speeding convictions are watching developments in Warwickshire closely. That’s because the police have been using illegal signs on the M42 close to Coventry and thousands of motorists … Continue reading

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Car insurance is a government approved rip-off

The good news for drivers is the cost of car insurance is likely to go down later in the year. While motorists are unlikely to shed any tears, few car insurance firms are likely to turn a profit, according to … Continue reading

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Can Driving a Dirty Car can get you a Traffic Ticket?

British drivers venturing out on to foreign roads are often unwittingly breaking traffic laws. Motorists driving overseas have even been stopped by police for driving dirty cars – which is an offence in Belarus, warns the Foreign Office. The government … Continue reading

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