Blog archives: November 2014

How to navigate motor insurance when abroad

Posted on: 28/11/2014

Figures compiled by comparison website GoCompare found that one in six out of 245 policies would not cover you when travelling abroad unless you paid extra.
While these mostly offer third-party cover, they may not pay out if your car is involved in an accident or needs repairs. This means you face hefty charges to get your car home.

Policies also vary widely over the amount of time they will cover you while abroad. Some will offer you only three days per trip while others will cover...

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Your most popular car names

Posted on: 21/11/2014

Four out of ten (39%) drivers have given their car a name, according to the AA Driving School.

Women are far more likely than men to have named a car, with half (50%) saying they have done so compared to a third (33%) of men.

Young drivers aged 18-24 were by far the most likely age group to say they had named a car with a huge seven out of ten (70%) having done so, compared to just three out of ten (30%) of drivers over 65.

The science of naming your car
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5 tips to avoid parking fines

Posted on: 14/11/2014

Nothing is more frustrating that getting a parking fine - and it's a common problem for millions. Only a fraction of these are contested but many more drivers could contest their fines.
Of the millions of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued each year, only a few thousand are appealed by drivers. This is despite the fact that as many as 65 per cent of appeals are upheld and the fines are then withdrawn.

Parking tickets aren’t just irritating, they’re expensive. Plus,...

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Driving licence fees to fall by up to 32%

Posted on: 07/11/2014

Driving licence fees to fall by up to 32%

Driving licence fees will fall by up to 32% as part of the government’s commitment to deliver savings to the taxpayer.

The changes, which follow a recent public consultation, come into force from 31 October 2014. Drivers applying online will see the fee for a provisional driving licence fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals after ten years fall from £20 to £14. The fee for driver tachograph cards - used by businesses to record how far their staff are...

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