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Fake car insurance sales known as ‘Ghost Broking’ is a growing scam

New drivers urged to avoid car insurance scams on social media

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is urging new drivers to watch out for bogus car insurance deals being promoted on social media, as hundreds of thousands of learners* get set to pass their tests following a year of disruption caused by Covid-19.

Fake car insurance sales known as ‘Ghost Broking’ is a growing scam which involves fraudsters pretending to be Insurance Brokers in order...

Hay fever sufferers should consider what medication they have taken before getting behind the wheel

South West hay fever sufferers could see red with penalty points warning

The Met Office pollen forecast for the South West could give hay fever sufferers more than just watery eyes this week.

Pollen predictions show things could get very uncomfortable for sufferers today when the pollen count is forecast to jump from ‘high’ to ‘very high’.

While pollen counts will drop during the week, they are set to peak again in time for the weekend – South...

New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

Know the rules of the road? New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

A new survey from ATS Euromaster revealed how in-the-know British motorists are regarding driving etiquette. The study polled 2,000 motorists in the UK to find out whether age, gender and location play a role in their driving knowledge.

55-64s have the best driving etiquette

According to the survey conducted in February 2021, younger generation drivers are the most likely to...

Driver stress on the increase following a year of lockdown

New research from Brake, the road safety charity, and the insurer Direct Line, has revealed that stress and anger behind the wheel has increased since the first national lockdown, in March 2020, and that drivers themselves admit that these negative moods are having a detrimental effect on their driving behaviour.

The findings, published in the partnership’s new ‘Driving behaviour’...

Drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving

Getting caught wearing flip flops whilst driving could land you with instant £100 fine

With the clocks having changed and the weather warming up, many drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving.

Uswitch have put together a checklist on things to do in preparation for getting back in the car now the travel restrictions have eased slightly.

Joel Kempson, car insurance expert at Uswitch.com says: “The majority of drivers...

These are the most dangerous driving habits

34% of UK drivers use their phone behind the wheel

THE SURPRISING driving habits which are most likely to result in an accident have been revealed – and the bad news is, many of us are doing them daily or weekly.

Rooster Insurance , which rewards good drivers with cheaper premiums, has revealed the riskiest driving behaviours motorists can engage in – with typing messages, checking your phone and even taking phone calls not using...

More than 304,000 over 65s on UK roads have penalty points

Pensioners have more penalty points than young drivers

There are more than 304,000 pensioners (over 65s) currently driving on UK roads with penalty points on their licence, nearly 25 times the number of young teenage drivers – of which there are just over 12,000 with penalty points.

The findings, which came from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity – IAM RoadSmart – also...

34% of Londoners confess to having had a motoring fine in the last five years

London has the worst drivers in the UK

IT’S OFFICIAL, London has been revealed as the UK city with the worst drivers on the road.

According to a new survey by Rooster Insurance , England’s capital is home to the greatest number of drivers with poor or dangerous driving habits.

More than 1 in 3 (34%) Londoners surveyed confess to having had a motoring fine in the last five years – which is 16% higher than the...

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers

Brits have saved an incredible £9.1BN on fuel during lockdown

New data from GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £9.1 billion on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March!

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

As most cars stay stationary, less petrol is being purchased across the UK. That saving has severely impacted the cost of...

Fear of driving is a real thing

Driving anxiety has increased by 52% during lockdown

If you’ve not been driving much over the past few months, you might feel a little nervous about getting back on the road when lockdown restrictions ease.

Perhaps you’ve not been on the motorway for a while and you’re worried about restarting your commute to work, or maybe there’s a chaotic roundabout near your parents’ house that gives you nightmares. Either way, these feelings of...

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