The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

16 January 2015

Drive safely this winter


If you love chestnuts roasting on an open fire, making Christmas TV bearable by downing a fair bit of your auntie’s mulled wine and having a snowball fight if the sky does its thing, but hate everything else about winter, you’re not alone. Driving at this time of year can be pretty rubbish, right up […]

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9 January 2015

The new Vauxhall Corsa. Rivals beware – it’s closing in.


Aiming high The current Corsa is this year’s third highest selling model here in the UK. Have a guess what the number one car is, though? Yup, you guessed it, the Ford Fiesta. This has obviously given the bods at Vauxhall a little shiver up their spines – but instead of moping, they’ve decided to […]

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24 December 2014

Drive safely for a chance to be at The BRIT Awards 2015 with MasterCard


At Carrot, we’re all about rewarding safe driving – and the rewards don’t come much bigger than this! Statistics show that road accidents happen more often during the dark winter months, so to encourage our customers to be extra vigilant whilst they’re out and about over Christmas and into the New Year, we’re launching a […]

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8 December 2014

Intimidating drivers getting some of you all in a stew


Here at Carrot HQ, we’re being contacted by a growing number of our valued policyholders who are concerned that the treasured Driving Style score they’ve been working so hard to maintain has been tarnished by bully drivers looming up in their rear view mirrors, making them feel forced to speed up. It’s not surprising that […]

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2 December 2014

The new VW Polo – petrol & diesel showdown


A few weeks ago, the nice people at Volkswagen invited me to North Yorkshire to drive some of their cars. I was particularly keen to grab the keys to at least one petrol and one diesel variant of their new Polo, to put them through their paces for Carrot’s customers. This latest 5th generation Polo […]

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26 November 2014

Guardian angel technology protects drivers in risky hotspots


New figures reveal risky road hotspots in the UK 720,000 road casualties in 2013 6.2 per cent increase in young driver road accident frequency since October ‘Guardian Angel’ telematics technology is shaping the future of road safety An alarming 6,393 more car accidents happen on UK roads in winter than in summer , and with […]

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21 November 2014

Smaller cars with really cool technology


The world of technology steams ahead so quickly, with new versions of smartphones, digital TVs and all kinds of other stuff released faster than most people can keep up with. Car manufacturers are constantly developing brilliant new technology and features, too, to give drivers and passengers improved connectivity, entertainment and safety. Focussing on smaller cars, […]

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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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8 November 2014

No joy on this ride


Car thief unwittingly scores a perfect 10 for safe driving performance on Carrot’s customer telematics unit A smooth criminal racked up a perfect driving score on a Carrot customer’s telematics box, after stealing the youngster’s car from outside his place of work. Alex Cooper, 17, from Oldham, Manchester, was left devastated after his car was […]

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