Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance premium

Driverless cars will attract hefty insurance


Motorists will face high insurance costs to run driverless cars under government plans for specialist policies that cover crashes caused by...
Golf carts and dodgems need car insurance, says EU

Golf buggies and dodgems need insurance, says EU


Fairground dodgems and children’s ride-on cars may require motor insurance for the first time under EU laws that the government has to implement.
Reader Letters: Insurance groups and motorway gantry gaffes

Reader Letters: Insurance groups and gantry gaffes


Your correspondence this week includes insight into how smart motorway matrix signs work and more on car insurance premiums can alter...
Reader Letters: Electric car reviews, paint and age-based insurance hikes, and dieselgate groups

Reader Letters: EVs, insurance hikes & dieselgate


It was great to read a review of the Tesla Model S. Giles Smith mentioned the growing national charging network, but in future, in order to...
Reader Letters: Respray insurer woes, going hands-free, and done and Dustered

Reader Letters: Rip-off insurers, straying hands


A few months ago I bought a second-hand BMW. It ticked all my boxes except for the colour — black — so I had it resprayed a pretty green...
Reader Letters: Claims culture, motorway contraflows and

Reader Letters: "Polite" bikers and claims culture


Surely motorcycle safety vests with the word “Polite” on the back and the chequered pattern beneath should be banned as being imitative of...
Car Clinic: I had an accident but the third party's insurance may be void due to undisclosed health problem. What can I do?

Car Clinic: A third party's insurance may be void


My car was hit by a driver who admits responsibility but says he “blacked out”. His insurer won’t pay and is checking for an undisclosed health...
TomTom Curfer review

Products: TomTom and Aviva 'black boxes'


The world has become obsessed with data. While many companies have long pored over spreadsheets for marketing purposes, bizarrely, consumers are now...
Sunday Times Driving Car Clinic: Insurance premium increase after removing a named driver from the policy

My car insurance company charged me for removing a...


I asked Gladiator insurance to remove a named driver from my new policy a couple of days before the old one expired. The policy had already been renewed...
George Osborne Budget 2016: What it means for motorists

Budget 2016: What it means for motorists and key points


The nation’s motorists are a soft target for the Treasury but drivers have escaped relatively lightly in today's Budget.
Double whammy: Vauxhall Zafira car fires scorch owners again with hike in premium

Double whammy: Vauxhall Zafira car fires scorch owners...


Owners of the Vauxhall Zafira B, a version of the car with a reputation for bursting into flames without warning, have another worry on their plate...
The Sunday Times Driving Placeholder

Can you drive a car without a valid MoT?


The MoT certificate on my wife’s car expired while we were away. How can I take it for its test when I can’t drive it without a valid certificate?