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Top ten summer driving tips to help you stay stress-free behind the wheel:

https://www.insurethebox.com/safer-driving/top-ten-summer-driving-tips/
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A British insurer is offering customers a 10% discount if they install a camera in their car! #insurance  
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Are you an amber gambler?

Whether through impatience or ignorance many drivers are seemingly unaware an amber traffic light means STOP.

In her latest blog, Confused.com's very own +Naphtalia Loderick discusses the common misconception that it's fine to carry on through an amber light rather than stopping. 

At traffic lights, red means stop, red and amber together mean stop, and amber alone means stop, as explained on page 119 of the Department for Transport Know your Traffic Signs booklet.

Read the full blog from Naphtalia, over at Confused.com
http://www.confused.com/news-views/blogs/blog-traffic-lights-are-you-an-amber-gambler

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Everybody loves a classic

We're talking classic cars of course. But do you know how classics are classified?

- In the UK, there is fixed age group that a classic car must fit into. All pre 1973 car are exempt of road tax

- For insurance purposes a classic car can be any car that is older than 15 years

- These are often know as modern classics, and can be considered as a classic car despite its age

- A good example of this is a 1987 Volkswagen Golf Gti which some may be surprised to find out is a classic car

- As far as insurance, it’s up to the insurer whether they class the car as a classic, that’s why it’s always good to compare prices

You can find more about classic cars and classic car insurance over at Confused.com

http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/classic

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Don't get caught short, think temporary

Ever been caught short with car insurance and needed to get covered quickly in an emergency, borrow a bigger car to move home or go on a weekend break?

Temporary car insurance can offer a short term insurance fix with policies available from 1 to 28 days.

You can find out more about what a temp policy offers, over at Confused.com

http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/temporary

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Could your car insurance policy be fake?

Multiple suspects have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown on fake car insurance scam known as ghost brokering.

Back in 2012 we shared an article on the scam highlighting how to spot whether your policy is fake:

You approach a local, independent, insurance broker because you’ve seen an advert promising a better deal on your car insurance.

You give them your details, they give you a quote and, after you’ve handed over your money, the documents arrive.

But they’re fake.

This is known as ghost brokering. These firms act as middle-men, and they contact real insurance providers on behalf of customers to arrange cover.

However, they fraudulently change the customer’s details to keep the premiums artificially low, leaving you out of pocket with an invalid car insurance premium.

According to Action Fraud up to 20,000 motorists could be driving uninsured after responding to cheap insurance offers advertised online or via small ads.

But the Association of British Insurers (ABI) believes the problem could be much bigger.

Read the full article at Confused.com to find out more and how to spot if your policy is a fake
http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/articles/ghost-brokering-could-your-car-insurance-be-a-fake

#carinsurance   #insurancescam   #motoring  
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Just our opinion, but this new Volvo concept car looks the absolute business. Great styling job ;-)
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Agreed, +Watch My Wallet, it looks pretty swish!
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Public back curbs on new drivers

Two-thirds of public would like to see restrictions placed on recently qualifies young drivers.

The RAC Foundation survey found that in the poll, of 2,101 adults:

- 66% showed support for limits on the number of passengers newly qualified young driver could carry and 61% backed a ban on them driving between midnight and 5am
- 32% of young driver oppose graduate licensing, 41% support some form of it

The poll also found:

- 83% of those surveyed regard young drivers being involved in road accidents as a problem and 52% regard older drivers in accidents as a problem
- 71% agreed that politicians should give more attention to road safety
- 64% of parents say they would ensure their children compiled with a graduated licensing system
- Nearly one in eight road casualties caused by drivers aged 17 to 19

Read the full article over at Confused.com - www.confused.com/car-insurance/news/public-back-curbs-on-new-drivers-3304

#motoring #motoringnews #newdriver #youngdrivers #drivingtest
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Why Non Fault Claims Are Adding 30% To Car Insurance Premiums
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Drivers admit concentration lapses

According to research from the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Vision Critical, a worrying 50% of motorists aged 18-24 said they do not concentrate 100% of the time.

The research also revealed that:

- Some 47% of drivers aged 24-34 admit to not concentrating
- 60% of  motorists concentrate all of the time when driving
- Around 26% said they concentrate most of the time
- Older drivers seem the most focused when behind the wheel, with 73% of drivers over 65 claim to always concentrate

Read the full article at Confused.com http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/news/drivers-admit-concentration-lapses-3149

#motoringnews    #concentration   #driving  
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Would you report a drink driver?

Two police forces are offering up to £1,000 to people who report suspected drink drivers this Christmas.

Both Derbyshire Constabulary and West Midlands Police are promoting cash rewards during December for anyone who helps them arrest drivers who have had too much to drink.

Would you ring the police if you suspected someone was about to drive whilst over the limit - and would a reward of up to £1,000 make you more likely to ring 999?
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So how would you sort out liability in this traffic nightmare - see +Jody Thomas 's very entertaining YouTube link
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How do insurers work out who is liable in a multi car pile-up?

Fortunately, no-one was killed as the result of the pile-up in Sheppey, Kent, but it has left some wondering who is at fault for the accident?

To an insurer, deciding liability of an accident ultimately decided which party is responsible for the costs. In the case of multi-car accidents like the one in Sheppey, things aren't so clear cut. +Chris Torney takes a look at how car insurance companies figure this out.

Read the full article at http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/articles/sheppey-pile-up-crash-how-insurers-decide-blame-liability-in-multi-car-accident
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Liability will be a nightmare to establish unless anyone has a #dashcam  footage
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Do you need driving glasses?  

Does your vision put yourself and other road users at danger?

According to research from road safety charity Brake, 26% of drivers haven't had an eye test in the last 2 years.

The research also revealed that 9% of the motorists who know they need glasses or contact lenses for driving, don't always wear them.

Read the full blog from  Maria McCarthy over at Confused.com
http://www.confused.com/news-views/blogs/blog-do-you-need-driving-glasses

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*Confused.com/Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index reveals dramatic drops in prices across the market year-on-year *

The latest Confused.com/Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index reveals the average quoted comprehensive premium for 17-20 year old males has fallen by a staggering 30.7% across the UK over the last 12 months.

This is the biggest yr-on-yr decrease the index has ever reported in this group, seeing them now pay on average £2,493 for their comprehensive insurance.

To read more from the report and use our price index calculator to find out your own insurance price, head to our price index page - http://www.confused.com/car-insurance/price-index

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