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30 September 2012 at 09:14

The British motor industry is alive and well – thriving, in fact – as was proven to the world at last week’s 2012 Paris Motor Show.

25 September 2012 at 16:26

Staged accidents are part of the trio of car insurance fraud scams that is costing the industry around £200 million per year.A staged accident is similar to an induced collision (rather than a contrived crash) in that two vehicles do actually make contact with each other, causing damage with the intention of defrauding an insurance company.

25 September 2012 at 16:18

Car insurance fraud is a way deceitful people try to make money from bogus crashes – and there is a type of fraud that doesn’t even require an accident to have physically occurred.  Contrived accidents are just that – it’s where a scammer will make a false insurance claim on a policy but the accident will not have actually occurred. It’s simply a way for the charlatans to swindle the insurance company.

25 September 2012 at 16:14

Forcibly causing accidents to benefit from car insurance pay-outs is big business. It’s also highly illegal and classed as car insurance fraud. That doesn’t stop some dishonest drivers from inciting a collision though. We want to make sure you’re aware of the potential scams out there, so we’re explaining just what ‘induced’, ‘staged’ and ‘contrived’ accidents are and the differences between the three.

25 September 2012 at 11:24

Ask a motorist what they think of speed cameras and the likelihood is you’ll be met by a frustrated grimace. To many it seems that the authorities have hidden behind the veil of safety camera partnerships to disguise the ability for these cameras to make money. However, in what may be a surprise, it also seems plenty of drivers in the UK see things differently.

24 September 2012 at 17:16

RAC technical director David Bizley responds to ASDA cutting the cost of fuel.

24 September 2012 at 10:11

A new road safety initiative – dubbed CarKraft – has been re-launched at the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire.

21 September 2012 at 14:32

It’s the bane of the car owners’ life – bird droppings on the paintwork. Removing from the bodywork can take ages, and if left on a car’s paintwork, can eat away at the compound and strip away the surface finish, potentially costing you in the long run.

21 September 2012 at 10:06

RAC technical director David Bizley said: “It’s not surprising in these hard-stretched economic times that people are not finding the money for expensively priced pure electric vehicles that are limited in both range and performance. Despite the running costs being lower than conventional vehicles, the scheme is not enough in itself to make these vehicles affordable for the average family because of the high initial outlay.

14 September 2012 at 10:34

Now the summer is over, many are returning to work and once again

But if there’s a long drive involved, it’s important to keep safe, protecting you and your vehicle’s occupants from any undue risk taking. That means planning and preparation.

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