Car Safety

Check out the safety of your car here
 


          


          

              

 

 

Getting Your Licence


View an up to date version of the highway code here

 

  • www.dsa.gov.uk the Driving Standards Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT)

Buying A Car

  • Check out the safety rating of your car, or one you plan to buy at www.euroncap.com Click the appropriate link for detailed description of how each individual car performed and how they compare to other models in their class.
  • Tips from the AA on buying a used car www.theaa.com
  • Advice and tips for buying, running and selling a car www.whatcar.com

 

Getting Insurance

Become a safer driver and gain potential insurance discounts by completing Pass Plus Cymru. Find out more here

Find out more about Pass Plus at www.passplus.org.uk

DOs and DON'Ts of Insurance


DO

  • Check out and combine ALL the price comparison sites
  • Get quotes from companies not on comparison sites
  • Try adding a second responsible driver to your policy
  • Consider a policy which uses technology to monitor your driving e.g. black box, apps etc.
  • Tell your insurer about changes and special circumstances
  • Try multi-car policies if you live with parents

DON'T

  • Assume third party's cheaper than comprehensive
  • Put someone else as first driver if it's your car
  • Pimp your car, modifications can raise insurance premiums
  • Be tempted to lie
  • Forget that car type (and engine size) impacts on insurance cost

For more information on young driver insurance try these links:

 Running Your Car

  • To find the cheapest petrol prices in your area and tips on gaining more miles per litre www.petrolprices.com
  • The cost of running a petrol or deisel car from the AA www.theaa.com
  • AA Tips to cut fuel comsumption and carbon emissions
  • For information relating to safety cameras, including facts, locations and penalties, log onto www.gosafe.org.uk

Camera search here

 

Campaigns

  • www.deadlymates.com is a website aimed at encouraging safer driving among young people and getting young drivers to slow down in the car.

 

  • For information on National Road Safety Campaigns, or to download leaflets, factsheets and posters, log onto www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk

 

 

 

  • www.fmg.org.uk For my Girlfriend – a campaign helping young drivers to stay safe on the road.

 

Advanced Driving

Pass Plus Cymru is an excellent start - to extend your driving skills further
why not consider advanced driving through IAM or RoADAR? For further details about advanced driving tests click on the links or the logos opposite.

 

 

 

 

           

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