The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

21 September 2016

Scientists making passengers sick on purpose – what’s the world coming to?


Autonomous or ‘driverless’ cars are the hot topic these days, not just in the automotive field but also in science, technology and social studies. A few, ahem, potholes stand in the way of them becoming a reality, though, from road laws and expensive prices, to logistics and managing to win over everyday motorists. But there’s […]

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14 September 2016

If IKEA sold flat-pack trucks…


Regular fans of The Root will know that we get excited about all kinds of cars and other vehicles, and we also love sharing news about projects that benefit people’s lives. With these two passions in mind, along with our reckoning that plenty of our young car insurance customers aged 17-30 will either have attempted […]

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7 September 2016

Cyclists and school runs: stay alert on the road this week


Unless you’ve been staying in a retreat in some far-flung location, chances are that you’ll be aware that The Tour of Britain 2016 multi-stage cycling race is taking place around Great Britain this week, with our very own Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish along with over a hundred other renowned cyclists from around the […]

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1 September 2016

Apple CarPlay – the lowdown


Hands up if your smartphone is so important to you that it has pretty much become an extension of your body and you simply couldn’t cope without it. This describes so many people of all ages these days, even grandparents, but it’s especially true with younger people, rather like Carrot’s policyholders. Unless you’ve been in […]

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18 August 2016

New Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT: in tune or a bum note?


Honda’s much-loved supermini has always been the right kind of size for young and newly qualified drivers, with dimensions making it easier to manoeuvre, lower insurance and cheap running costs. Over the years, it’s mainly proved a hit with the older generation, though, who love its extremely practical and reliable image. Honda has shaken things […]

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11 August 2016

1-litre Suzuki Baleno – any good? Here’s our full road-test


This new Suzuki’s name, which sounds like something you’d come across in a supermarket on holiday in a place like Greece or Spain, actually appeared on a model they sold in the UK in the mid-90s. The all-new Baleno is a smallish car that sits between the Swift and the S-Cross in Suzuki’s range, the […]

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27 July 2016

Hooray! Driving tests could soon finally reflect real life


Have you ever heard someone say that learning to pass a driving test isn’t really the same as learning to drive out there in the real world? I can definitely recall people saying things like that when I learnt to drive in 2004 and I can’t forget failing my first driving test because of something […]

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21 July 2016

Want to be a Better Driver? Car doesn’t have Bluetooth? No problemo!


If you and your friends, workmates or family have ever argued over who is the best driver, Better Driver from Carrot Insurance is the perfect way to prove it. Created after the success of our original ‘New Driver’ black box ‘telematics’ and app package for young and newly-qualified drivers with 2 years’ driving experience or […]

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