The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

25 July 2017

What do you do if you hit an animal while driving?


The last thing on most drivers’ minds when they’re enjoying motoring on jam-free roads through the countryside or heading off to the cinema on an evening is that they could end up hitting an animal. It can happen to any of us, though, and can be especially upsetting for young and newly-qualified drivers. Seeing as […]

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15 July 2017

Prepare to be amazed…


If we’re honest, loads of us like to catch at least a few minutes of celebrity ‘reality’ TV shows and do a bit of lifestyle daydreaming. It’s the same with the world of autonomous or ‘driverless’ cars. Even if they were allowed on public roads, they’d currently be way too expensive for most people to […]

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6 July 2017

Driving and hay fever: a young driver’s guide


With mega itchy eyes, constant sneezing, a prickly throat and a nose that never seems to stop running, hay fever can be truly horrid, affecting exams, work, downtime and even driving. From March right through to September, anyone who suffers from hay fever has got our sympathy. At least you’re not alone, with tens of […]

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22 June 2017

‘Only a fool’ does what when it comes to driving?


The answer is ‘breaks the two-second rule’, which is something that a leading road safety organisation called GEM Motoring Assist is keen to promote at the moment because they’re concerned that a large chunk of drivers aren’t aware of the rule. Regular readers of The Root will know how much Carrot Insurance cares about road […]

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8 June 2017

Get clued up on these driving tips and rules not many people are aware of


Whatever age you are, but especially if you’re a young or newly-qualified driver who has not long had your licence, we’ve rounded up some excellent real-world driving tips plus some reminders on laws of the road that people sometimes forget. Blind spots made safer Most drivers we insure can’t afford fancy new cars with blind […]

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25 May 2017

Fancy becoming the next Younger Driver Ambassador?


Having a voice on a large stage and being able to bring about positive and very real differences that benefit a whole load of people is an opportunity most of us can only dream about. As a young driver insurer passionate about road safety, our eyes lit up when we were told that leading charity […]

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17 May 2017

Tips on making driving calmer in exam season


This time of year can be pretty tough to deal with for many students of all ages, from GCSEs and A Levels to BTEC/HND college coursework and university exams. It’s been making the headlines lately, an example being “Exam stress is ‘blighting lives of students’” in the Yorkshire Post. With student support organisations reporting that […]

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9 May 2017

Road safety: are you aware of the much tougher new speeding fines?


Think of what you earn in a week, then times that figure by seven. What does it come to? This is technically what a driver could now be fined if sentenced for speeding under the most serious category of much tougher new laws that kicked in on April the 24th. Yes, ouch. Okay, maximum fines […]

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4 May 2017

Young driver tips: handling emergency vehicle situations


Imagine for a moment that you’re driving in a big city for the first time as a newly-qualified driver, maybe in the biggie, London, or in another pretty large city like Manchester or Birmingham. With bus lanes, no entry signs, one way systems, large junctions and car park entrances to spot, taxis absolutely everywhere and […]

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