25 February 2016

Driving tests: possible future changes… and current delays


With only 21% of the 1.5 million learners who take their practical driving tests each year passing first time, the UK government announced in November 2015 that it’s considering some cunning plans, some or all of which may come into effect in the near future, marking a huge shake-up. The main proposed change is that […]

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18 February 2016

The two faces of the Chicago Auto Show 2016


On a map, the American city of Chicago looks a stone’s throw away from Detroit, home to what many consider to be the world’s most important motor show. There’s actually 282 miles between the two US cities, which are situated next to Lake Michigan and Lake Erie respectively. We like an underdog so wanted to […]

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11 February 2016

Celebrities’ reasonably priced cars there’s a chance you also drive


On The Root, we like to keep it real. Besides, who doesn’t feel a twinge of envy when they catch a glimpse of a celebrity climbing out of their snazzy supercar in the Daily Mail or some other publication? This week we’re serving up a look at celebrities’ first cars plus affordable, reasonably priced cars […]

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4 February 2016

Skid pans and hairpin bends: Carrot Insurance at Silverstone


Anyone who regularly checks out The Root will know that we’re big on safety, frequently providing our young driver policyholders with tips and advice on how to stay safe out there on the roads. We’re really pleased to have moved our safety focus up a gear by holding an event at none other than the […]

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28 January 2016

Motoring news from the blur that was January


Incredibly, the first month of 2016 is almost over and fortunately wintry weather didn’t show its face throughout the bulk of the UK, although Mother Nature made up for that by giving us loads and loads of rain, and then some. With the usual focus on safe driving, more affordable cars and young drivers, here’s […]

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21 January 2016

Hours of fun with YouGov Profiles


Can you think of a time when you visited a website on the spur of the moment and became so engrossed in it that your mates or family thought you’d disappeared? One website which did that to me lately and has become positively addictive is called YouGov Profiles. It’s actually intended as a tool for […]

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14 January 2016

Gadgets galore at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016


In our pick of the UK car-related events coming up in 2016, published last week on The Root, we mentioned the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which happened this month, over the ‘pond’ in Las Vegas. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to have figured out that the CES is all about electronics. A […]

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7 January 2016

Motoring events coming up in 2016


Another year means another conveyor belt of exciting car events, motor shows, motorsport and other days out involving things on four wheels. Next week, The Root will be bringing you a roundup of the best bits from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, which is taking part in the glitzy city of Las Vegas right […]

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2 January 2016

Cars on the way in 2016


We hope all you readers of The Root had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your families and friends, getting the presents you hoped for, your journeys having gone smoothly and safely and maybe even one or two Brussels sprouts having bravely being munched. 2016 is now here so we thought it’d be fitting […]

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22 December 2015

The top five models Carrot Insurance covers


Elves were all too busy, which is understandable, and Minions were apparently washing their hair, which is a little harder to believe, but we were determined to get some juicy Carrot stats online before Christmas Day – so our hard-working, Christmas jumper-wearing team got cracking. Our mission was to identify the top five models of […]

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