Category Archives: Driving

Booster Seat law change – parents should read this..

Parents, take note – the law regarding the booster seat is changing in December 2016
The current booster seat law here in the UK stipulates that a child must use a booster seat in a car until they’re 12 years of age or 135cm tall and does not outlaw the use of backless booster seats
The New Booster Seat Law:
Advises that the Backless style of booster seats will only be allowed for older children of at least 125cm in height and weighing more than 22kg.

Make your car sound better

Make your car sound better
You know you are getting old when a car goes past your house and the driver has the window down and the boom-boom of music coming from the car has you saying “That’s not music, its just noise”. Chances are the driver is young and also that he/she has added a car amplifier to the music system. You may have seen this done on shows like “Pimp my ride” but it is possible to install a great sound system yourself. Bear […]

How much is your driving licence worth?

How much is your driving licence worth?
Well to the majority of the citizens of the United Kingdom it is hard to imagine life without it. First and foremost it enables us to live the life we do at a pace that would be impossible without the use of the family car, even non drivers such as children and senior citizens rely on a family member to be available with a car for a great many things, the school run, trips to the doctors or perhaps […]

Cancelling car insurance? What should you expect

Cancelling car insurance? What to expect
So, you’ve just arranged your car insurance, only to discover a cheaper deal on offer from a rival firm. Is cancelling car insurance an option?

What about when you want to sell your car but you’re only half way through your car insurance policy’s year-long cover? Can you get your money back if you paid for your cover up front?
The good news is yes, you can cancel.
The bad news is your insurer will hit you with various cancellation fees, and these can vary massively depending upon who […]

Cash-for-crash accidents – staged every 12 minutes!

Car insurance firms think more than 300,000 cash-for-crash staged accidents have taken place on Britain’s roads over the past five years.
Although insurers, the courts and police have put the brakes on scammers by tightening up personal injury claim procedures, around 30,000 drivers reported they were a victim of the scam last year.
Over the five years, that works out as more than 1,000 accidents every week – which breaks down to one every 12 minutes of every hour seven days a week.
Almost two-thirds of victims are […]

First Aid Training as part of your Driving Test?

MP’s are currently giving thought to introducing a mandatory first aid training course to be taken prior to taking your driving test.
According to St John’s Ambulance, 59 percent wouldn’t feel confident to attempt to save a life at the road side, with half of deaths from road collisions occurring within minutes of an incident. Most feel they would wait until an ambulance arrived.
The change would inevitably save lives but is the additional pressure on those who do not feel comfortable carrying out such a task […]

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years!

This year Bedford Insurance is officially turning 50, which got us thinking: what has changed in the motoring world over the past half a century?
After a bit of research we found all sorts of crazy facts and information, such as that it wasn’t until 1970 that driving instructors had to be officially registered and that there are currently 27 million vehicles on the UK’s roads!

Road Safety Tips this Winter

Winter is definitely here and with Christmas only five weeks away (yes we said it!) it is important that you take safety on the roads very seriously as they become more dangerous at this time of year.
Breakdowns are extremely common over Christmas; just as you want an extra five minutes in bed on a cold morning it seems our vehicles react in the same way! So below are some top tips to ensure that you don’t break down over Christmas:

Staying Safe on the Roads during Half Term

If you are a parent then you will already know that half term starts next week for thousands of children across the country, and as this is the last school holiday before Christmas you may see this as the perfect time to go away with your family. However, motorists are already being warned that they may encounter some issues if planning on traveling next week – issues that you may not have previously thought about. So if you are planning on going away next week […]

Women Drink-Drivers Have Doubled Since 1999

Drink-Drivers – In the past fifteen years the amount of women who drink and drive has doubled and experts put it down to the habits of middle class drinkers. A large percentage of women drink drivers believe that they are fit to drive even though they are over the legal limit and the AA has warned people of this “growing risk”. We have previously talked about driverless cars being the future but even with one you would need to adhere to drink driving laws.  Here, […]