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Young drivers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

Cost of motoring

More than half of parents financially contribute to their child’s first car, new research has revealed. The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com, found that a quarter of mums and dads (28%) covered the entire cost – at an average of £3,528. CityAverage amount parents contribute to their child’s first carSheffield £4,544Edinburgh£4,230Birmingham £4,009Newcastle £3,802London£3,779 Help …

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Top safety tips to help drivers negotiate rural roads

Country road

Three-in-10 motorists are so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them, according to new research from one of the UK’s biggest car insurers, Ageas, and the RAC. What’s more, many drivers are prepared to take a detour of 16 miles or 25 minutes to avoid them. As millions …

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Top 25 things drivers dread most

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Travelling in the snow, reversing around a corner and overtaking cyclists are among the most uncomfortable scenarios for motorists, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 drivers by flexible car insurance firm Cuvva found one in 10 dislikes or hates driving and nearly a quarter (24%) feel less confident …

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Vehicle thefts down during the pandemic

Car crime vehicle theft

The total number of stolen vehicles in the UK dropped by nearly 15% in 2020 while many of us were at home and able to watch over our cars due to the pandemic, according to new research. Insurer comparethemarket.com analysed data from 26 police forces, revealing that 61,743 vehicles were …

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10 things that could invalidate your car insurance

Abandoned car

Car insurance is a legal requirement for all motorists, but simple mistakes could lead to your insurer refusing to pay out or cancelling your policy. Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance meaning your insurer is able to …

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Car insurance prices dip during lockdown

Traffic

The price of car insurance has dropped by £39 in the past three months – the steepest quarterly drop in prices in more than two years. According to the latest car insurance price index by Confused.com, the average price of car insurance now stands at £770 following a £19 (2%) …

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Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

London traffic

The average price of car insurance has increased by nearly £50 in 12 months, claims new data, meaning it’s more important than ever for drivers to shop around and find the best deal. According to the latest Confused.com car insurance price index, motorists can now expect to pay an average …

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Have you written off a car?

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New research has revealed that nearly a third of UK drivers have written a car off – and 7% have done so more than once. The survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers, carried out for InsuretheGap.com, a leading provider of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand …

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Fewer uninsured drivers on the road

Car insurance claim

New data has revealed that there’s been a big drop in the number of people caught driving without insurance. A freedom of information request to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) by RAC Insurance found that 79,713 people were caught breaking the law in this way in 2018. This …

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Motorists ‘lost’ without their smartphones

Mobile phone used as a sat nav

Using a mobile phone as a sat nav device is the leading cause of motorists breaking the mobile phone law in almost all regions of the UK, claims new research. The survey by Swinton Insurance found that nearly half (46%) of drivers who admit to using a mobile phone whilst …

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