The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

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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1 November 2014

Meet Citroen’s new C1 & Hyundai’s new i10


We’ll start with the Frenchie Under the skin, the new C1 is the same as the new versions of the Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 108. All three are available with a petrol engine which is just under 1 litre, but the cool thing about the Citroen is that you can buy it with a 1.2-litre […]

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27 October 2014

Checking your car in the autumn & winter months


Like many other people, you may already be a bit cheesed off by the arrival of autumnal weather with darker mornings and evenings, colder weather and the chance of snow and other conditions slowing you down. Between now and around March next year, it’s important to look after your car more than ever; but how? […]

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