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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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New laws to better protect cyclists on UK roads

A review by the Department of Transport could see the introduction of new laws designed to offer cyclists better protection on UK roads.

New laws to better protect cyclists on UK roads

As the Highway Code’s current instructions are to simply “leave plenty of room” when passing a cyclist, it’s expected that officials will outline a minimum sized gap motorists must leave or face receiving a penalty fine.

Straying into cycle boxes at traffic lights, car-dooring (swinging open a car door without checking and hitting a cyclist) and failing to give cyclists going straight ahead priority at left turns could also potentially become offences and be punished by similar fines.
 
Plans for the review came after the release of figures showing that 448 pedestrians and 102 cyclists where killed on UK roads back in 2016, along with 8,537 others who were injured in some capacity.

Many other places around the world have already introduced these kinds road sharing laws and regulations. It is now, for example, an offence in 20 US states to leave less than 4ft of room when passing a cyclist in your vehicle.

In a separate move, the UK government have put forth strong recommendations that a new death by dangerous cycling law should be introduced carrying a jail term of anywhere from 14 years to a full life sentence.

Source: RAC