What type of cover would you like?

UK Cover

UK cover protects you in the event of a breakdown anywhere in the UK

European Cover

European cover protects you in the event of a breakdown anywhere in Europe

UK & European Cover

UK & European cover protects you in the event of a breakdown whilst in the UK or Europe

Would you like National Recovery?

Yes

UK recovery takes your vehicle, yourself, and up to 8 people to a chosen destination anywhere in the UK

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

How about Replacement Hire Car?

Yes

Replacement vehicle for up to 3 days whilst yours is being repaired. Alternative transport costs can be covered (up to £150 per person, max £500) as well as 1 nights accommodation.

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

Would you like At Home Rescue?

Yes

RAC attend if your car breaks down at home, or within 1/4 mile of your house.

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

Would you like personal or vehicle based cover?

Personal Cover

Personal based cover protects you if you breakdown when driving or whilst travelling as a passenger in any car

Vehicle Cover

Vehicle based cover only protects the vehicle or vehicles you have taken a breakdown policy out on, and not you personally

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Motorway speed limit under scrutiny

The UK transport secretary plans to move forward with a reassessment of the national motorway speed limit, as the current maximum is so regularly flouted that it has lost any imposing credibility.
Motorway speed limit under scrutiny

According to the RAC, Philip Hammond will push for the current 70mph limit to be raised to 80mph, as millions of UK drivers already break the speed limit anyway and such a move would “restore the legitimacy”.

He added: “The limit was introduced way back in 1965 - when the typical family car was a Ford Anglia. Things have changed quite a bit since then. There have been huge advances in car technology, road deaths have been reduced by three-quarters."

Whilst he believes that technology has paved the way for a higher speed limit, those opposing the plans believe that it will only increase the number of car accidents, which will in turn raise car insurance premiums.

The RAC has also reported on a study by Autocar, which seems to support Hammond’s claim that the current speed limit is regularly ignored by drivers.  According to the study, 95% of drivers speed on motorways, and the resulting convictions can push up car insurance premiums, meaning that a higher speed limit could actually benefit motorists financially.