The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

11 October 2016

Which country has the toughest driving test?


If you were a bag of nerves in the days and hours leading up to the day of your driving test here in the UK, spare a thought for learner drivers in some other countries around the world. Take Denmark, for example, where in order to secure their licence and gain their independence, examiners can […]

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2 June 2016

The pop song recorded inside electric and plug-in cars


Multi-talented Cerys Matthews’ career and CV span all kinds of things. Probably known by most people primarily as the singer in the Welsh band Catatonia, with hits including ‘Mulder and Scully’ and ‘Road Rage’, she’s also sung with Tom Jones on a few tracks as well as with the Pet Shop Boys and Manic Street […]

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25 May 2016

Should newly qualified drivers be restricted?


Passing their driving test and peering over the steering wheel at the road to freedom that lies ahead is an exciting moment in a person’s life, no matter how old or young they are. The ability to go anywhere at any time without getting drenched with rain or delayed because of public transport is, after […]

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15 October 2015

Carrot’s answer to surging UK car insurance premiums


Imagine having to fork out 8.1% more for your car insurance than you did a year ago. Ouch – that’s gotta hurt, and according to the latest research by Confused.com in their Car Insurance Price Index, it’s exactly what’s been happening to car insurance premiums in the UK. In fact, the last three months alone […]

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17 September 2015

James Bond 007: SPECTRE – stars and cars


When it comes to James Bond 007, I’ve always been a “take it or leave it” kind of guy, more interested in the cars than anything else. I’m getting quite excited about SPECTRE hitting UK cinemas in a mere five weeks’ time, though, the public getting to gorge on all things Bond on the same […]

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10 September 2015

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – tasty teasers


Dreaming seldom harms anyone, so this week on The Root, I thought we’d give our lovely readers a glimpse of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens in a week’s time. Car makers keep releasing news of hot new cars that will feature at the show, but here’s my snapshot of the interesting stuff revealed […]

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13 February 2015

Songstress & TV presenter Dionne Bromfield loves her ADAM


It may be Valentine’s Day tomorrow but if you’re hoping for some hot gossip on the romance front, you’re out of luck. The ADAM in Dionne Bromfield’s life is the snazzy Vauxhall urban car she’s been given the keys to, now that she’s a brand ambassador for Vauxhall. The British car maker teams up with […]

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15 November 2014

Korea meets (Made In) Chelsea as Jamie learns to drive


How would you feel if you had loads (and we mean mega-loads) of money, good looks, a playboy lifestyle and the ability to do whatever you wanted, except you had to be chauffeured everywhere because you haven’t learnt to drive? It might be a bit rubbish, not having the freedom to drive somewhere on your […]

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