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Feb 16

Are Young Drivers at Risk?


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Reports tend to suggest that the accident rate among young drivers, i.e. those aged 25 and under, tends to be higher than in any other group. Young people are generally a higher risk group when it comes to insurance, and consequently most insurance companies will, on average, charge younger, inexperienced drivers more. It may seem unfair that they pay more but they are seen as an at-risk group. Insurance providers use a number of sources to determine what the risk potential of an individual might be. For example, certain postcodes have a higher rate of car theft and car accidents than others. So, where you live could define how much you pay for car insurance.

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Feb 16

Two Options for Roadside Assistance


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If you’ve driven for any length of time, then you will be well aware that cars can go wrong. Your car might be new, it might just have passed its MOT test and you may have checked your oil and water, but there will come a time when you need roadside assistance. No matter how careful a driver you are, or how well you take care of your vehicle, things go wrong, and of course young drivers with older, second-hand cars are more likely to be affected. RAC, AA membership or something similar is generally a good idea; if you haven’t decided between the two yet, here are some pointers.

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11
Feb 16

Driving Tests Around the World


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When it comes to driving tests, you might be forgiven for thinking that the main, or only difference, concerns whether you drive on the left or right hand side of the road, but you would be wrong. The driving test in the UK has been around now for some time, and generally, the test appears to work well for most drivers. Not all driving tests however, are equal…

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Feb 16

What is Classic Car Insurance?


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In recent years, more than at any other time, there has been a vogue for owning and driving classic cars. What constitutes a classic car is often a matter of opinion. Obviously, some cars are deemed a classic because of their age, or because the manufacturer may have gone out of business, amongst other reasons. At it’s most basic however, if you have a car that is more than fifteen years old, and with less than 70,000 miles on the clock, you could have a classic in your garage.

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