Driving and COVID-19

Coronavirus Face Mask

Some of your questions answered about driving and using your car during this coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Important – the following does not constitute health advice, and official advice from the Government about travel and transport can change at any time. For the latest information and advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak always check official sources including GOV.UK and NHS.UK.

If you are self-isolating, always follow the official guidance at GOV.UK.
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No Vehicle Insurance for Phone Offenders

Using mobile phone while driving

Car insurers are refusing to cover motorists caught using a mobile phone at the wheel – even first-time offenders.

The AA conducted a survey of eight insurers and discovered that half wouldn’t even quote for a driver awarded three points for the CU80 offence, while the other half would impose a premium hike of nearly 20 per cent.

Auto Express has found that some insurers will increase policy prices for offenders even more. A spokesman for Adrian Flux told us: “Rises would vary from insurer to insurer, but could be anywhere from 15 per cent to 50 per cent or even a refusal.”

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