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Drivers risk higher fines due to satnav addiction

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Three quarters (78%) of drivers in England and Wales now use satnavs or smartphones to guide them on journeys[1] An over-reliance has led to nearly one in five (18%) driving …

Insurers must stomach compensation reforms, says uSwitch

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Following the news that Justice Secretary Liz Truss is launching a consultation into the discount rate of the personal injury compensation scheme, new data from uSwitch.com reveals more than four …

uSwitch comments on BEIS £100 million connected and autonomous vehicle investment programme

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Commenting on the announcement that Business Secretary Greg Clark is launching a competition to access the Government’s £100 million connected and autonomous vehicles test facilities investment programme, Rod Jones, insurance expert …

Muddled mileage puts Brits at risk of overpaying on their motor insurance

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Over a quarter of drivers (27%) guess their annual mileage, risking overpaying or even invalidating their car insurance policy[1] On average drivers overestimate the distance between cities by 14%[2] Nearly …

Over seven million motorists don’t change driving habits in adverse weather conditions

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Over seven million UK motorists don’t change their driving habits to suit winter road conditions[1] A quarter (26%) don’t always reduce their average speed on icy roads[2] and another one …

New uSwitch advertising campaign introduces the Coach character to show that switching is simple

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uSwitch, the price comparison and switching service, is launching a new advertising campaign to encourage more people to switch their energy and broadband supplier. The brand is also unveiling a …

uSwitch advises drivers on how to keep their car insurance valid

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It’s been reported that SNP minister Humza Yousaf was caught without the correct car insurance – after splitting from his wife and transferring ownership of the couple’s car which meant he was no longer the main policy holder. In response, Rod Jones, …

uSwitch comments on government’s whiplash claim consultation

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Commenting on the government’s proposed measures to crack down on minor whiplash injuries, estimated to save £40 per motor insurance policy, Rod Jones, insurance expert at uSwitch.com, says: “False whiplash …

Drivers lose out on over £7 million by mistakenly believing third party motor insurance is cheapest

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Nearly three quarters of people (72%) mistakenly believe fully comprehensive insurance is more expensive than third party cover[1] But the cheapest average fully comprehensive quote using uSwitch.com costs up to …

uSwitch comments as driverless car trials begin on public roads

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Commenting on the announcement that driverless cars will today start to be tested on public roads for the first time, Rod Jones, insurance expert at uSwitch.com, says: “After months of testing, …