20 October 2016

Car insurance for young drivers: a guide for parents

If your son or daughter has recently passed their practical driving test after months or perhaps even years of lessons, they can be given a wholehearted pat on the back from us – congratulations! No doubt any young adults in your family who have just gained their licences to freedom are now itching to get […]

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13 October 2016

Our picks from the Paris Motor Show

This week on The Root we bring you the highlights we’ve picked out from the Paris Motor Show which has been taking place for the last week or so and still has a few days left to run. Yep, some ridiculously exotic Ferraris, Mercedes and a Maybach all with price tags high enough to make […]

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11 October 2016

Which country has the toughest driving test?

If you were a bag of nerves in the days and hours leading up to the day of your driving test here in the UK, spare a thought for learner drivers in some other countries around the world. Take Denmark, for example, where in order to secure their licence and gain their independence, examiners can […]

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6 October 2016

10 facts and tips about driving too slowly

Breaking the speed limit is both illegal and dangerous, something that Carrot Insurance therefore strongly reminds our customers and other blog readers to avoid doing. Some drivers go to the extreme opposite and drive excessively slowly, though, which can be pretty dangerous too. We got stuck in and investigated the subject a bit more, to […]

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29 September 2016

Win £100 per day during Brake’s Road Safety Week 2016

Road safety is at the heart of what we do, so to support National Road Safety week (21 – 27 of November 2016) we are giving you the opportunity make your safe driving an even more rewarding experience.     Every day during road safety week we will be giving away a prize of £100 […]

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29 September 2016

10 shades of orange – the best city cars in our fav’ colour

When I nipped down to the supermarket recently, it stuck me how popular insanely brightly coloured cars have become. Maybe it’s because we Brits are sick of the gloomy weather here or we’re becoming less shy about expressing ourselves. Now that the nights are drawing in, what’s better than to strut out of your dull […]

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21 September 2016

Scientists making passengers sick on purpose – what’s the world coming to?

Autonomous or ‘driverless’ cars are the hot topic these days, not just in the automotive field but also in science, technology and social studies. A few, ahem, potholes stand in the way of them becoming a reality, though, from road laws and expensive prices, to logistics and managing to win over everyday motorists. But there’s […]

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14 September 2016

If IKEA sold flat-pack trucks…

Regular fans of The Root will know that we get excited about all kinds of cars and other vehicles, and we also love sharing news about projects that benefit people’s lives. With these two passions in mind, along with our reckoning that plenty of our young car insurance customers aged 17-30 will either have attempted […]

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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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1 September 2016

Apple CarPlay – the lowdown

Hands up if your smartphone is so important to you that it has pretty much become an extension of your body and you simply couldn’t cope without it. This describes so many people of all ages these days, even grandparents, but it’s especially true with younger people, rather like Carrot’s policyholders. Unless you’ve been in […]

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