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Your responsibilities if you are involved in a car accident

One minute you are driving along happily on your way somewhere, the next minute you are involved in an accident. What should you do? Read more...

Is it illegal to drive without car insurance?

Anyone who drives on the roads in the UK must have some form of car insurance. If you are a UK motorist who doesn't have valid car cover, then you are breaking the law. And if you get caught, at the very least you could expect a hefty fine. Read more...

What you should keep in the car?

There are several items that could be helpful to keep in your car at all times in case of emergency. These things can be broken into two distinct areas, things for the car and things for you should your vehicle break down. Read more...

What is PassPlus?

PassPlus is a driving initiative set up by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) that is aimed at newly passed drivers, in order to help them become more proficient on the roads. In some cases it can also attract lower car insurance premiums too! Read more...

Accident scene advice and making a car insurance claim

Sitting in the comfort of our own homes, perhaps having read through the details of our latest car insurance policy, many of us will probably have taken note of what needs to be done in the event of an accident. The problem, of course, is that by definition, accidents happen when they are least expected. In the heat of the moment, some crucial accident scene advice could be overlooked or forgotten. This reminder might help refresh our memories. Read more...

Safety when driving with children

The question of safety when driving with passengers will always come back to you, as the driver of the vehicle. The safety of your passengers, therefore, is in your hands, you are responsible for their safety. Read more...

What to do in the event of a breakdown

It's the one thing that most drivers hope will never happen to them but is experienced by a significant number of them every year: a car breakdown. It's therefore a good idea to have a plan of action ready in case this ever happens to you. It may be the case that inclusive breakdown cover is included in your car insurance policy but it's still a good idea to consider what you would do in this situation. Read more...

First aid for motorists

Most drivers never give any thought to the possibility that they could be involved in a serious accident. This means that they are often totally unprepared for dealing with an emergency situation on the road. While it's true that the vast majority of drivers have car insurance and belong to emergency rescue services, this doesn't mean that they'll be ready to deal with the initial response to an accident. One way of increasing how prepared you are in dealing with this kind of situation is to make sure that there's a well stocked first aid kit in your vehicle. Read more...

Preparing for emergencies - what to carry in your vehicle

"Be prepared" is not only the motto of the Scouts, it's also very sensible advice for any motorist. You may think that your car insurance and membership to an emergency breakdown service makes this little slogan unnecessary, but that's not always the case. What about the times when you cannot reach you breakdown service (e.g. if you're outside of a mobile phone coverage area or if your phone's battery is flat) or when they take a long time in reaching you? Read more...

A brief guide to making car insurance claims

Most of us take out car insurance with the sincere hope that we'll never need it. But what happens when we do? Very few people can be classed as 'experienced' when it comes to making insurance claims (those that can will in any event struggle to get insured after a while!). The whole experience of making a claim can therefore be rather bewildering and confusing. It's with this in mind that we present a basic guide to making a claim under the three most common kinds of insurance policies. Read more...

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