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Words are powerful. Choose them carefully

If you accidentally spill coffee on your trousers, that’s one thing, but if a driver’s speeding car slams into a bus stop, killing a child in the process, it’s clearly different…so why does the language we use rarely distinguish between the two? While one can be dismissed as an accident, the other deserves to be described more carefully – nothing…

Airbag hip protector

The proliferation of airbag technology has seen it move from car steering wheels to dashboards…and now belts. The Hip’Air is the first wearable airbag to prevent people from injuring their hips should they fall. If sensors within the device decide that the wearer is falling, bags that protect the hips are deployed in milliseconds. The human airbag is designed for…

Why can cars break the speed limit?

Why do we allow the sale of motorised vehicles capable of breaking local and national speed limits? Nobody would suggest that cars driven within speed limits present no road danger, but we have yet to hear a rational argument for why cars need the ability to exceed the speed limit. Four in 10 drivers admit they sometimes break 30 mph speed limits…

Join us. Together we can do more

You already know we are different. We may not have a household name, but as Britain’s most ethical breakdown company, we find other ways to stand out from the crowd. If you buy your home insurance, cycle insurance, travel insurance and breakdown cover or mobility scooter insurance, here are just a few of the things you made possible this year… In 2017, we promoted sustainable transport…

Rubbee turns every bicycle electric in seconds

A small and stylish-looking electric motor that clips to any bicycle in seconds aims to revolutionise the electric bike market. Most conversion kits available currently weigh in at 10-15kg and require a toolbox and some skills in electronics and mechanics to install them. According to the designers of the Rubbee, most electric bike conversion kits make your bike look like a DIY…