The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

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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18 August 2016

New Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT: in tune or a bum note?


Honda’s much-loved supermini has always been the right kind of size for young and newly qualified drivers, with dimensions making it easier to manoeuvre, lower insurance and cheap running costs. Over the years, it’s mainly proved a hit with the older generation, though, who love its extremely practical and reliable image. Honda has shaken things […]

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11 August 2016

1-litre Suzuki Baleno – any good? Here’s our full road-test


This new Suzuki’s name, which sounds like something you’d come across in a supermarket on holiday in a place like Greece or Spain, actually appeared on a model they sold in the UK in the mid-90s. The all-new Baleno is a smallish car that sits between the Swift and the S-Cross in Suzuki’s range, the […]

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