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UK Cover

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

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Personal Cover

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 signal to warn of oncoming emergency vehicles

It's to appear on the dashboards of all cars and lorries across the UK.

New signal to warn of oncoming emergency vehicles

A dashboard signal warning drivers of any approaching emergency vehicles will be appearing in all cars and lorries across the UK thanks to a new government-backed initiative.

Emergency vehicles like ambulances and police vans will all be fitted out with GPS-equipped transponders which work to send important information regarding their immediate location and direction of travel out to all passing motorists.

It's hoped that the new project will be able to significantly improve emergency reponse times by allowing drivers to know exactly where the siren is coming from so they’re more quickly able to clear a suitable path for the approaching vehicle. 

“We have a five-minute attendance time to respond to emergency situations,” said Peter Allington West Midlands Fire Service Community Risk Reduction Officer. “With that five minutes, if it allows us to get through the traffic more quickly it means we can get to the job more safely, and it might help us to save lives.”

It was developed as part of the UK Autodrive scheme which is dedicated to creating safe, reliable self-driving cars and is backed by major car manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.

Other projects dedicated to road safety due to be released in the coming months include Apple’s new safe driving mode for iPhones which will silence all incoming notifications and darken the screen in order to help you keep your whole attention focused on the road ahead.

Source: RAC