New drivers spend over £5,000* on their first car
New drivers spend an average of £4,276 buying their first car but those from the North West and London splash out more than £5,000 on their first set of wheels.
58% of young drivers admit to using mobile phones behind the wheel
New research reveals a third of all motorists are breaking the law with smartphone use
1 in 10 young driver car insurance policies are ‘fronted’
GoCompare research finds 10% of parents of 17-25-year-old drivers have insured their child’s car in their name, breaking the law and risking financial ruin
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With hundreds of thousands of skiers and snowboarders heading to European slopes this winter, GoCompare is urging holidaymakers not to rely on a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to give them adequate medical cover.
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- 15% of motorists allow their insurers to automatically renew their policy without shopping around to check whether they’re getting a good deal;
- Renewing without checking prices costs drivers a collective £592m a year;
- 27% of drivers have been with the same insurer for 3 years or more;
- Motorist who pay for insurance in monthly instalments are 54% more likely to allow their cover to automatically renew than those who pay annually.