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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Government urged to consider older drivers

A road safety charity has called on the newly elected government to consider the needs of older drivers.
Government urged to consider older drivers

The call comes as the number of over-70s who have a driving license reaches 4.34 million - a rise of 11% over the last three years.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has claimed that this means that ministers should pay more attention to the wellbeing of elderly drivers.

Despite the fact that there is information available about how older drivers can stay safe, the IAM says that there needs to be more formal funding.

This would include considering older motorists when manufacturing cars and voluntary on-road driving tests for people over a certain age. With millions of drivers over the age over 70 and older on the roads, the charity claims that these measures are important to the safety of everyone.

 

Drivers at this age have been found to have a number of disadvantages compared to younger motorists, including slower reaction times, stress and easy loss of control.

 

While issues such as these have been attributed to collisions in the past, overall the level of accidents involving older people is lower than other ages, with only 6% of motorist injury accidents involving people over 70.

 

This figure is small compared to the 30-something driving population, which is responsible for 35% of accidents in the UK. Protecting drivers over a certain age is still however a priority for the IAM.