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Data reveals the driving offences sending premiums racing up

Look out! These are the driving offences driving up your premiums the most: DVLA Offence code 18 year old average yearly insurance 30 year old average yearly insurance Price increase (%) 18 -> 30 Price increase 18 -> 30 Driving under the influence of alcohol  £17,978.24 £1,611.49 1015.63% £16,366.75 Dangerous driving  £17,786.72 £1,866.20 853.10% £15,920.52

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Festival goers at risk of these little-known driving penalties

With Glastonbury festival kicking off in a week’s time, punters will be packing the final bits before setting off to enjoy 5 days of revelry in the fields. Attendees can expect mixed weather and the surrounding motorways and key A-roads are likely to be congested from Wednesday to Friday as around 200,000 people head for

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How your dog could cost you your driving licence or land you a £5,000 fine

Motorists need to be aware of the one driving law that could see them slapped with a £5,000 fine – or worse, banned from driving. In February 2024, the total estimated fully registered driving licences within the UK was at 46,120,966. As well as that, Gocompare conducted a survey that discovered 55% of drivers don’t

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7 changes drivers must report to DVLA or face penalties

Drivers face fines and licence point penalties if they fail to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) of seven changes. Drivers may even be prosecuted if they get into an accident after failing to declare pertinent changes. The repercussions of not declaring essential facts as the registered car keeper have been described by

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DVSA issues warning on little-known Highway Code rule

As we head into May, brighter and warmer weather is finally expected to break through the chilly and rainy spring of previous weeks, bringing longer and brighter days. However, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is alerting motorists about a portion of the Highway Code that is “important” to remember beforehand. Many drivers sometimes

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Car insurance prices up almost £300 in 12 months, but drivers offered some respite to start the year

Drivers are continuing to pay more for their car insurance as prices accelerate by £284 (43%) in 12 months, new data reveals. The average cost of taking out a new car insurance policy in the UK is now £941, as prices continue to increase at a rapid pace. That’s according to the latest car insurance

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DVLA’s update on changes to international driving permits for summer travel

Following a system update two weeks ago, the DVLA has reminded all drivers of a change that will affect summer holidays this year. The organisation reminded people about the April 1 update on X. Anyone who intends to drive during their vacation this year should be aware of the new arrangement. There is a shift

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