Halfords backs learner drivers
by Richard Kilner
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Halfords, the motoring accessories firm, is encouraging learner drivers to spend more time practising on the roads by teaming up with young driver specialist Provisional Marmalade.
Together, the two offer car insurance from just £3 per day for provisional drivers, who will be able to benefit from comprehensive car insurance at an unprecedented low price.
The measure has been taken by Halfords in a bid to help promote more real-world practice on the road, something which many provisional drivers do little of due to high insurance costs.
Standard policies could see learner drivers pay huge costs, even exceeding £3000, with the car owner risking their No Claims bonus.
Learner drivers also have to grapple with the difficulty of many insurers increasing their minimum insurance age to 21 or even 25.
The Halfords/Provisional Marmalade insurance policy provides coverage for between £90.95 and £99.50 per month, and as a separate policy it does not affect any other insurance on the car in question.
It is particularly important for younger drivers to be properly insured, as research indicates that they are the age group likeliest to be involved in accidents, with a third of the 1.2 million road deaths every year suffered by the under 25s.