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Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Car insurance prices have reached a seven-year low1, with Covid helping to drive down the price, but it’s important to remember to be as accurate as possible when providing your personal details.  Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance, meaning your insurer is …

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Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

New electric vehicle (EV) charge points, installed at home and in the workplace from May, will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to ease pressure on the National Grid. A ‘randomised delay’ of up to 30 minutes, when there is high demand from motorists, will also be introduced as more company car drivers …

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Government asks for more Smart Motorway safety data with revised Highway Code on the way

Government asks for more Smart Motorway safety data with revised Highway Code on the way

A report by the government into claims made by the National Highways agency over the safety of Smart Motorways has called for more data, while a revised version of the Highway Code is being rolled out to better inform drivers about Smart Motorway rules and regulations. The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are calling …

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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

The world’s first consumer safety rating system for automated driving systems is being developed in the UK, with the expectation it will be adopted by crash testers.  Thatcham Research – the UK car insurance industry’s research centre and a partner of Euro NCAP – is developing the rating system with funding from Zenzic – an …

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A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

Drink-driving deaths in Great Britain have plateaued for the ninth consecutive year, prompting calls for a lower drink-drive limit, the use of alcolocks and a wider implementation of rehabilitation courses for offenders. A total of 230 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available) where …

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A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

New research from Transport Focus has found that almost two thirds (65%) of car and van drivers say the maintenance of existing roads is more important than building new roads or adding lanes to existing ones. The independent watchdog spoke to more than 5,600 drivers to understand their priorities for improvement to England’s major roads …

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