The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

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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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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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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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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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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