The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

2 January 2017

New Year’s Resolutions for wannabe, newly-qualified and young drivers


It’s almost hard to believe it but after all the months of hype and what feels like a zillion mince pies and sprouts consumed and crackers pulled, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are all but faint memories with January now in full swing. We’ve rounded up some really positive car and driving-related New Year’s resolutions […]

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25 December 2016

12 best blogs for young drivers on The Root in 2016


Whenever you’ve stayed in on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the occasion with family and friends, you’ll probably have seen one of those TV programmes looking back at the last twelve months. At the same time as wishing all our policyholders and readers a very happy Christmas and New Year, we thought we’d do the […]

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20 December 2016

What to do if you break down in your car


No matter how long someone’s been driving, whether it’s for many decades or just a few months, suffering a car breakdown is never a nice experience, but it can be even more stressful and scary for young or newly-qualified drivers. This week on The Root, we bring you tips and advice on what to do. […]

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9 December 2016

Meet the new Ford Fiesta and its four faces


As regular readers of The Root will know, we like to bring you the latest news on small cars from time to time and this is one we simply can’t ignore. The Ford Fiesta has been the best-selling car here in the UK for many years, notching up over 50% more registrations during 2016 than […]

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30 November 2016

What to do if you have a car accident or encounter one


All drivers, including ones who passed their tests so long ago that the colour TV wasn’t even invented yet, hope that they’ll never be involved in an accident. This is especially true for young and newly-qualified drivers who want to enjoy their newfound freedom, get a few years of MoT passes and no-claims bonuses under […]

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23 November 2016

Road Safety Week and 8 positive reasons for driving safely


Chances are that if you’re a fan of Carrot Insurance on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that this week is Road Safety Week. With 5 people killed and 60 injured every single day on UK roads, safe driving really does matter. This is especially true at a time when everyone from kids to grandparents […]

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17 November 2016

New small cars coming in 2017


If you feel like this year’s absolutely whizzed by, you’re not alone. Yup, it’s that time again already and we’re not referring to the once a year horror of having to swallow down some brussel sprouts and pretend you like them. That particular Bushtucker-Trial-rivalling challenge will be here soon enough, but in the meantime it’s […]

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8 November 2016

Getting from A to B the futuristic way


Unless you’ve been living on a remote Pacific island for the last year or so, you’ll probably have heard or read something about car manufacturers testing their driverless or ‘autonomous’ vehicles on the road for real. Even if driving laws like the Highway Code are updated along with motor insurance standards to allow autonomous vehicles […]

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3 November 2016

Young drivers and Continental’s ‘Vision Zero’ goal for tyre safety


If you’ve not heard of the brand name ‘Continental’, they make car tyres – and they’re very good at it. Founded way back in 1871, they’re now seen as the third biggest tyre company in the world1. Continental is actively involved in TyreSafe, the leading tyre safety organisation in the UK, and they’ve won a […]

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29 October 2016

All about: Driving Style scores


As a young driver insurer, we keenly listen to our customers’ feedback and post Query of the Week tips on social media, with pointers on how to get the most out of our telematics policies. It’s clear that quite a few drivers Carrot looks after aren’t totally sure how their Driving Style scores are calculated […]

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