Driving News 2012
THIEVES TARGETING ICY CARS : -
(Information from driving magazine)
Motorists are being warned by a leading vehicle recovery firm of cold weather "frost jackings," where thieves steal cars that have been left with the engine running to warm up. Even worse, most drivers don't realise that their insurance company will likely refuse to honour any claim and they could
be open to prosecution from police for leaving their car unattended with the
YOUNG DRUG DRIVER NUMBERS GETTING HIGH: -
16/07/2012 (Information from driving Intructor magazine)
A report by the RAC suggests that drug driving is on the rise among young drivers. The report indicates the number of 17-24 year olds who admit to driving under the influence of drugs has risen to 9%, with 13% saying they've been in a car where the driver was under the influence. The report also indicates that 18% of drivers aged 25-44 admit to checking emails and social media sites while driving.
BIG FREEZE TAKES ITS TOLL: - 08/03/2010
Nearly three million motorists had a run-in with another vehicle during the the big freeze early this year, according to research by Continental Tyres.
An unlucky one in ten drivers crashed into other road users in the last month during the snowy and icy weather and 45 % said they had two or more near misses over the cold snap.
RECORD RISE IN INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR 2010: - 08/03/2010
Motorists renewing car insurance policies face the largest annual hikes ever recorded, according to new research from independant market research firm, Consumer Intelligence.
The research found that the average premium is now £564.00 representing a 19.6 % increase from January 2009.