The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

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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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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30 June 2016

Motorway driving tips for young and newly-qualified drivers


College and university holidays along with time off work, slightly better weather and lighter mornings and evenings make the summer months ideal for going on long road trips, perhaps to visit friends you’ve not seen in ages or to go camping or glamping at one of the UK’s many music festivals. Chances are that for […]

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9 June 2016

Top tips for driving in the summer


Seeing as we’ve been basking in unusually hot temperatures over the last couple of weeks, we thought some practical pointers on how to drive more safely and efficiently in the summer months would be useful. If this blog post coincides with the weather turning rubbish again, don’t blame us but keep your fingers crossed that […]

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28 April 2016

10 practical tips for newly qualified drivers


Having put so much energy and effort into learning to drive and then passing your practical test, it feels amazing to have the freedom to get behind the wheel of your very own car. For many newly qualified drivers, it can also feel a little scary at the same time. Here are some top tips […]

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21 April 2016

MOTs – a guide for young drivers


This week we’re focussing on MOTs, with the aim of making them less daunting for younger, newly qualified drivers who haven’t owned a car for long. MOT stands for ‘Ministry of Transport’, a government department which no longer exists and never was as exciting as the Ministry of Sound. The snappy, three-letter acronym has been […]

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9 March 2016

Basic car maintenance part two: tyres, battery, bodywork and brakes


Last week on The Root we posted part one of our car maintenance series, with advice on how to check and top up coolant and screenwash, steps to make sure a car’s lights are working and guidance on monitoring and topping up engine oil. This time around, the focus is on tyres, batteries, bodywork and […]

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4 February 2016

Skid pans and hairpin bends: Carrot Insurance at Silverstone


Anyone who regularly checks out The Root will know that we’re big on safety, frequently providing our young driver policyholders with tips and advice on how to stay safe out there on the roads. We’re really pleased to have moved our safety focus up a gear by holding an event at none other than the […]

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3 December 2015

Taking the pain out of driving in the rain


Wind the clocks back twelve months and our safe driving article was mainly focussed on freezing temperatures, snow and ice. December 2015’s now here and most of us haven’t seen any white stuff yet at all this year and have maybe only had to scrape ice off of our cars once or twice. So far […]

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