BRIT drivers could be running the risk of a fine up to £1,000 due to an existing medical condition. Around a million motorists are estimated to be on the road with a health issue they haven't flagged to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). What do I have to tell the DVLA about my health? According to the DVLA, you must tell them if you're suffering with any of the "notifiable" conditions on its list. And the list doesn't just run to a few simple things, it's an extensive A to Z of diseases, syndromes and ailments. It's also packed with common conditions with everything from diabetes to depression and blood pressure to strokes included. Failing to report to the DVLA could see you slapped with a £1,000 fine and invalidate your insurance - and even lead to prosecution if you have a crash. A to Z of potentially 'notifiable' medical conditions Is there a chance I will lose my licence? Some of the conditions will lead to immediate licence revocation, for example eye … [Read more...] about What medical conditions do I have to tell the DVLA about, what is the penalty and can I lose my licence?
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You will agree that the traditional way of buying car insurance was very tedious and involved extensive paperwork. But now, this process can be completed in a matter of minutes and hardly involves physical documentation. What changed? The answer is – Now we have advanced electronic devices and high-speed internet. With the help of just these two things, a lot has been achieved in terms of convenience and saving time. Parts of your routine tasks like visiting a store and buying necessary items can be performed with the help of your phone. The only difference is, you don’t have to make a physical trip to a store. Simply visit their website and buy those items to expect a delivery at your doorstep. Similarly, major tasks like getting your car insured can also be done using your phone or laptop. As compared to the traditional way, buying car insurance online is quick, easy and secure. 10 Tips To Buy Car Insurance Online 1. Know Your Requirements Car insurance policies are … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Buy Car Insurance Online
EVER watched a motorcyclist cruise down the road on a summer's day and wondered what it felt like? For many of us regular car drivers, riding a motorbike or moped just seems like yet another set of skills - and another load of tests - to master. But it's actually easier than you might think to get yourself road legal on two wheels. Anyone over the age of 16 with at least a provisional licence can take a simple Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course to get themselves prepped for the road in just one day. Having never ridden a motorbike in my life, I decided to roll the dice and take a CBT to see if I could handle driving on two wheels. Turning up at Vision Motorcycle Training in St Albans, I was not-so-pleasantly surprised to discover I was the only rider in my course that was actually a total motorbike newbie - but I was quickly assured that the day is geared for bike freshers like myself. Before being handed a key, my instructors gave me a proper run-down on how to be safe out on the … [Read more...] about How do I get my motorcycle CBT, how much does it cost and how long does it take?
Has anyone ever told you that you can’t judge a book by its cover? Commonly used to warn that you can’t tell anything about a person based on their looks, or what they’re wearing, or what they’re driving, this rule of thumb is also true when it comes to cars. Based on a vehicle’s appearance, or what you may have heard about a particular make and model, in most cases you cannot judge whether or not a given car, truck, or SUV is safe. For example, if you want to get an SUV because you heard they’re safe, that’s generally true but is inaccurate in specific cases. Such as the Dodge Durango pictured above. There are four primary factors to research and consider in your quest to buy a safe vehicle. They are crashworthiness, vehicle weight, vehicle center of gravity, and safety equipment. But even after you’ve purchased a safe new or used vehicle, the way you maintain and drive the vehicle also impacts its safety. Research crash-test ratings … [Read more...] about How do you know if the car you’re buying is safe? You need to understand what makes it safe in the first place
You wouldn't invite just anyone into your car or truck, would you? While most of us would never allow a total stranger to hop aboard, a growing number of car owners are increasingly comfortable letting their insurance company come along for the ride — every ride. Usage-based car insurance allows a customer to potentially save money by more accurately tracking driving criteria such as the mileage driven in a given month or the time of day someone's routine driving is taking place. Related: Driving Smart Video: Do I Need Gap Insurance? In some cases, a sensor is plugged directly into a car's diagnostics port to monitor the car and driver. Other programs use smartphone apps that work with a Bluetooth-enabled sensor positioned in the vehicle. That eliminates the need for a fixed connection to the car itself. "Think of these devices as a way to get insurance more 'custom-tailored' to the way you drive," said Lynne McChristian of the Insurance Information Institute, an … [Read more...] about Big Savings or Big Brother? Your Usage-Based Car Insurance Is Watching