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The UK government is serious about decarbonising the environment and clearing up road traffic situations to reduce the number of accidents. To facilitate the process of minimising congestion on UK roads, it has invested in traffic dispersing technologies so that it speeds up the daily journey of millions. The technology would also focus on clearing up the environment so that UK citizens live in the less polluted surroundings. The government ensured that the tech projects should roll-out fast by allotting £4 million to them. The projects would be aimed at things like notifying motorists about free parking spaces, traffic on the roads as well as real time driving information. The projects would also include using technology to inform visually impaired people about the real time traffic situations so that they can ensure their personal safety while on the roads. According to government reports, 19 councils across England would receive funds […]

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The latest news from the Department for Transport is in accordance with the notification of the UN which clearly stated that there would be new rules for the manufacturers of backless booster car seats, in effect from 9th Feb 2017. Basically, the new rule for child car seats states that any manufacturer is not permitted to experiment with child car seats by introducing new models of backless booster seats for children that weigh less than 22 kg and are shorter than 125 cm in height. Existing seats are not subjected to the new rule and would be considered safe and legal. However, the government urges all parents to ensure that they know and follow the rules of the child car seats. Find here, the rules for child car seats: First of all, the law states that every parent should have child car seat if they take their kids in the […]

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The UK is the Whiplash capital of the world as the number of drivers claiming whiplash has increased by 50% in the last 10 years. In addition, the motor insurance providers assert to pay around £1 billion every year for the whiplash claims. This gigantic amount was paid for comparatively smaller injuries due to whiplash and many of them were fraud claims just to access money from the insurers. The worst part is that honest car drivers have to pay higher premiums as the insurers would pass on the extra payments to their customers, which includes law abiding drivers with clear licensing history. However, the government and the ministry of Justice took strict action by capping whiplash claim payments to minimise them to a maximum level of £425. This was a huge and commendable step as the average payout was £1,850 and experts estimated that the cap would save each […]

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Car insurance companies in the UK are increasing premiums even when the claiming driver is not at fault. Coming as a surprise, these price hikes are made by companies like Esure, More Than, Rias, Admiral and AXA. More Than has increased premiums by a whopping 33% followed by Esure (17%), AXA (14%) and Admiral (11%). With so much increase in premiums, car insurance has become a costly affair. The companies are asking premiums from drivers even when they were not at fault. So, if you meet up with a crash then you would pay higher premiums to your insurer. This does not go well with the policyholders and only five out of 1,281 drivers in the UK could understand or agree with these new norms. So, if your insurer has to pay for your car crash then you will have to suffer from a higher premium. Esure made a premium […]

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A comprehensive report from Department of Transport UK suggests that the scenario of casualties and fatalities due to road accidents has improved in 2015 when compared to 2014. Statistics prove that there is a decrease of 2% road deaths in 2015 when compared to 2014. Overall scenario about road accidents has also improved. According to figures: 1,732 deaths occurred in 2015, which is 2% less than that in 2014. 22,137 people seriously injured in road traffic accidents, which is a 3% reduction when compared with 2014. 186,209 casualties of all severities in 2015. This is around a 4% reduction when compared against 2014 and it is the second lowest level on record. Vehicle traffic levels shot up by 1.6% in 2015 44% of the total road deaths happened due to car accidents Even when these figures suggest how much important it is to buy car insurance, there are nearly 6.8 […]

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Millions will go uninsured if not forced to buy car insurance in the UK UK motorists show the least interest in buying car insurance according to the report of an independent research done by Co-op. Nearly 6.8 million car drivers would not like to buy car insurance if it was left at their will. This number equals to 43% of the car drivers in Britain and 22% of the motorists were unsure about buying a motor insurance or not. Most of them may not buy if it was not a law in the UK. This revelation is a cause for concern as despite knowing the gravity of accidents and injuries, people still only buy car insurance unwillingly or they are unsure about this life saving investment. According to data, around 12.5% of motorists make car insurance claims with an average cost of £3,000. This cost of repair and damage is […]

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