We’re busting eight common driving myths to help you feel more confident behind the wheel
This is false! The speed limit is what it is, and it should always be adhered to. If you go over it, it goes without saying that the camera will take your picture.
Nope, this is a myth. You’ll still be insured if you drive following a red weather warning, however we’d advise that you stay at home and not take any non-essential journeys in extreme weather.
Unfortunately, your insurer might still amend your premium when you come to renew, even if you make a non-fault claim. This is based on the level of risk at the time of sale.
While this, of course, is a myth, it could still be construed as careless driving if you circle a roundabout a few times. Avoid any mishaps by familiarising yourself with your route before you set off.
Wrong! A No Claims Bonus is the number of claim-free years you’ve got on your car insurance policy, while a No Claims Discount is the reduction you’ll get on your premium, based on your No Claims Bonus.
While you won’t lose your No Claims Bonus, your insurer might still increase your premium following an accident, as you may be perceived as being a higher risk.
This isn’t true, but you should ensure your view is unobstructed by clearing any snow and ice from your roof, as well as your lights, windows and mirrors. Read more tips on driving in wintry conditions.