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Archive for October, 2012

18 Oct 2012

Car Crushing Time for Uninsured Motorists in Scotland

Strathclyde police have launched a campaign targeting uninsured and unlicensed drivers in their area which is going to get tough on drivers who drive their vehicles without a license, insurance or both.

Called Operation Revoke, drivers caught without insurance will face large fines and could even have their cars crushed in an attempt to stamp out the current trend as figures for the last 9 months show that over 4000 motorists were caught driving whilst uninsured and more than 3000 cars were seized of which 634 were disposed of by crushing or being sold at auction.  Interestingly, these figures are slightly down on the previous year.

Strathclyde police will be using automatic number plate recognition to help them to identify those drivers who are driving without insurance.  Coupled with this The Motor Insurers Bureau (an organisiation that helps victims of uninsured incidents) has offered specialist training for police officers on some of the more intricate issues surrounding car insurance.

17 Oct 2012

Female Drivers to Pay More Insurance From December

On 21st December the insurance premiums for females will come more into line with those of men, meaning that females could find themselves paying up to 41% more than they currently do.  However, as much as 75% of female drivers are still unaware of the changes about to come into effect due to the new European legislation.

Now this seems a good argument for gender equality working against us as, despite the evidence that woman make less claims on their motor insurance and the claims are typically less expensive this legislation means that we’ll pay the same regardless.

So now might be a good time to see what can be done to lower your premiums.  The easy one for those of you who are due for renewal in the next couple of months is to shop around and get the best possible deal.  For the rest of us some of the ways to help reduce your insurance premiums is to choose a higher excess or adding an more experienced driver to their policy.  Another way is to consider a telematics policy, this involves fitting what’s called a black box to your car which measures how and when you drive and could, potentially reduce your premiums.

5 Oct 2012

A Year to Learn to Drive

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have made recommendations to help stop the amount of death and injury that befalls our younger generation when they get behind the wheel of a car.

They’ve recommended that learner drivers take a year learning to drive before they sit their test and take to the open road solo. This would give them a better experience level over all kinds of motoring situations prior to sitting a driving test.  Along with this suggestion there is also calls to restrict the amount of young passengers that new drivers can carry, curb their after dark driving and lower the alcohol limit to zero for a probation term after passing their test. read more »

1 Oct 2012

Driving Lessons for Lindsay Lohan

After a bad year behind the wheel of their cars for both Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes, Goodyear, the tyre giant, has cheekily offered to give them free driving lessons.

Whether they take up the offer no one knows, apparently though both ladies have been offered free transport out to the Goodyear headquarters in Akron, Ohio where they will have  one-to-one lessons with a professional driver, the only stipulation being though is that no are paparazzi allowed.

In what seems like an elaborate publicity stunt Goodyear has sent out letters to both young actresses, tailored to their acting roles, alluding to Lindsay’s role in Herbie – Fully Loaded and making reference to Amanda’s Nickleodean show All That.