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What Should You Do in the Event of a Car Accident?
Driving
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Being involved in a car accident is a stressful experience, especially if you don’t know what you should do or what your legal obligations are. Here we explain what you need to do at the scene of an accident.
Car Insurance Excess Explained
Car Insurance
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Car insurance excess is a fixed amount of money you will need to pay if you have to make a claim. This is made up of a compulsory (or ‘mandatory’) excess amount set by your insurer, and a voluntary excess you choose yourself. The compulsory amount determines the minimum amount you would have to pay if you made a claim.
How Long Do Points Stay On Your Licence?
Driving Convictions
Tuesday 19th September 2017
If you are caught breaking a motoring law, the police will issue you with a driving conviction. Penalty points are put on your licence as part of punishment for the conviction, and the record of your conviction is known as an endorsement.
How Do Fraudulent Whiplash Claims Affect Your Premiums?
Car Insurance
Tuesday 15th August 2017
In June, fraudulent whiplash claims made their way into the Queen’s speech as she read out 27 bills to be enacted over the next two years. One of these was the Civil Liability Bill, which aims to stem the flow of bogus whiplash claims.
Should Older Motorists Be Subjected To A Health “MOT”?
Driving
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Almost 90% of drivers believe compulsory eye tests for motorists would make our roads safer, according to a survey earlier this year. According to road safety officer Neil Worth from GEM Motoring Assist, regular eyesight tests are vital as more older people are continuing to drive.
5 Ways to Practise Good Motorway Etiquette
Driving
Tuesday 18th July 2017
Tailgating, middle lane hogging, and driving down closed lanes – these are just some of the annoying and potentially dangerous driving habits the police have been clamping down on.
Nearly 60% of motorists are concerned that “car hacking” will become a problem to concern the average driver in the future, according to a survey. The biggest fear amongst respondents was their car being stolen through hacking, with 46% worried about car hacking theft. But is car hacking a real concern for the average motorist? And is there any way for us to protect ourselves, and our cars, from unwanted technological intruders? How Could Hackers Compromise Your Car? With cars becoming more connected and
Car Technology
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Nearly 60% of motorists are concerned that “car hacking” will become a problem to concern the average driver in the future, according to a survey. The biggest fear among respondents was their car being stolen through hacking, with 46% worried about car hacking theft.
How Does Idling Your Engine Affect Your Car, the Environment and Your Wallet?
Eco-Friendly Driving
Wednesday 14th June 2017
There is a great deal of conflicting information about the benefits and drawbacks of engine idling.
Be Wiser’s Guide To Road Markings
Driving
Tuesday 16th May 2017
Feeling boxed in by boxed junctions? Getting red faced about double red lines? You’re not alone.