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

You have selected…

Police device automatically detects smartphone use at the wheel

The technology will allow the forces to pinpoint the areas where usage is highest.

Police device automatically detects smartphone use at the wheel

Thames Valley and Hampshire police will soon begin to use equipment which can automatically detect if a motorist is using their smartphone at the wheel. 

Developed in conjunction with Norfolk-based road traffic technology firm Westcotec, it’s able to detect if any passing car is emitting 2G, 3G or 4G signals. 

If that happens, bright lights will flash on warning sign up ahead.  

Both forces have stated that this isn’t an enforcement tool, but rather a way to highlight where usage is most prevalent and raise awareness about the many risks associated with it. 

They confirmed it’s not designed to react if a driver is using a hands free device. 

Each force will only use one device initially but more could be rolled out over the coming months.

The current penalty for using a smartphone at the wheel is a £200 fine and six points on your license. You also could potentially end up in court or even be disqualified from driving.

Source: Be Wiser