The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

19 April 2017

Young driver tips: how to drive past horses on the road

With several driving-related headlines involving horses making the news over the last few weeks, we thought our young and newly-qualified driver customers would appreciate some more information, tips and advice to keep them, horse-riders and horses themselves safer out on the roads. Evenings gradually getting lighter until June 21st and staying light for a good […]

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14 April 2017

Places to drive to this Easter

It’s time for a mini fist-pump moment with the Easter bank holiday weekend just two days away. Although the roads might be busy at times, it’s a great opportunity in the hopefully sunny weather to go and visit some new places and do some different things. With our young driver customers in mind as always, […]

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1 April 2017

Our favourite April Fools’ pranks from the car world

It’s April already and many of us will soon be scoffing Easter eggs and enjoying a long weekend off work, but the month’s first ‘event’ is, of course, today, the very first day, when various people and organisations play tricks and have a bit of a laugh. As we’re in the car industry, we thought […]

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29 March 2017

Our picks from the Geneva Motor Show 2017

The biggest and most important motor show in Europe, Geneva is heaven for people who are into their cars and even for gadget and tech-lovers. We were too focussed on helping our customers with car insurance to physically be there in Geneva, but if you’ve got a couple of minutes, get stuck into our roundup […]

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23 March 2017

Parents of young drivers encouraged by abundant road safety campaigns

Viewing things from the perspective of parents has always been part of our DNA as a leading car insurance provider for young drivers. We appreciate that it can be an emotional time when young sons and daughters start taking driving lessons and especially once they pass their practical driving test and can drive freely on […]

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16 March 2017

Driving test changes for 2017

Along with stuff like choosing which A-level subjects and degree course to take, getting the keys to your own rented or mortgaged property and walking down the aisle, learning to drive and passing the practical test has got to be up there with life’s big moments. The most major change last made to driving tests […]

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8 March 2017

All you need to know about the new mobile phone laws for drivers

For anyone who’s been living in a bubble without Wi-Fi or 3G for the last few months, a reality TV star really did get inaugurated as America’s next president, it’s sadly a month too early to be an April fool to discover that Claudio Ranieri got the boot despite the amazing things he did for […]

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28 February 2017

A guide to taking out insurance with Carrot

Depending on your age, you might remember the large green driving licence counterparts printed on real paper. Yup, how old-fashioned! The government scrapped printed counterparts in June 2015, partly to save paper, taking everything online. You can read about it here on GOV.UK if you like. Paper counterparts were often required to be shown by […]

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23 February 2017

Brush up on dashboard warning lights to reduce those ‘eek!’ moments

For all motorists, from the newly-qualified and young drivers we look after here at Carrot right up to experienced pros with decades behind the wheel, seeing a dashboard warning light illuminate can bring on that sinking feeling. The AA attends almost 20,000 dashboard warning light-related call-outs each month with annual peaks in March and September […]

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15 February 2017

Small car facts sure to raise your eyebrows

Carrot Insurance’s young-driver customers tend to drive small cars, which are now often dubbed ‘superminis’ or ‘city cars’ in magazines and on TV shows like Top Gear, Fifth Gear and The Grand Tour. With the top 5 most popular cars insured by Carrot made up of the Renault Clio, Peugeot 206, VW Polo, Ford Fiesta […]

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