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Friday, 14 June 2013 15:07

Ever Fancied Hiring a Police Car?!

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The Swiss have clearly had enough of thieves! So much so that frequent travellers who often leave their homes vacant can now hire a replica police car and park it outside their property! This quirky theft deterrent is said to cost the renter around £150 per week and so far they seem to have proved popular:

"They're very popular with people who travel a lot or who are going away on holiday," explained owner Andreas Birrer. "We park them on customers' driveways or outsides their homes and they are very effective deterrents. It started as a bit of a gimmick but it really took off".
 
The police on the other hand are a little more sceptical as to how effective the dummy police car are, particularly for those who leave their properties empty for weeks at a time:

 

Police spokesmen Urs Wigger said: "The question is whether it really does stop thieves. Especially if they see it is parked for weeks on a driveway and it never moves."

Although we can't guarantee your rent-a cop car will deter thieves, we at iCarhireinsurance are here to ensure that if your rental vehicle is stolen you are not held to ransom by the rental company over expensive excess fees

As we have come to expect from Google, they have once again updated their Google Map application in an attempt to 'enhance' our user experience and make the journey from A to B that little bit slicker. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:42

Potholes are Windscreen's Worst Enemy!

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:33

Driving in Europe - Know The Rules!

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Before going on your European travel this Summer, be sure you know the laws of the land before hitting the road!

Last weekend's Guardian featured some great articles on saving money on your holiday.

Friday, 26 April 2013 12:58

5 Great Driving Apps

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Being the 21st Century we are now turning to technology to both improve our driving and driving experiences. Recent developments including distance & speed cruise control, assisted parking and rain activated wipers have helped remove some of the stresses involved with operating a road-going vehicle.

The London Evening Standard used iCarhireinsurance.com exclusive research, 19 April 2013, which showed that it really is the other drivers you have to worry about, especially when you're driving a hire vehicle.

To read the article in full, please CLICK HERE

Money: perhaps the most universally handled item we come into contact with on a daily basis. So, should we be surprised to learn how much bacteria lives on our local currencies?

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:14

Britain's Best Towers

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Historically, a great Global Power could exert their status by showing the rest of the world that the skies were the limit in terms of what they could achieve...quite literally! Throughout the last few Centuries the wealthiest countries have been locked in a race to the heavens and in the process have built some colossal, and on occasion hideous, towers which threaten to split both public opinion and the o-zone layer!

Land's End marks the northern tip of Britain, Hadrian's Wall is in Cornwall and the Jurassic Coast is to be found in Scotland were some of the answers in a recent survey of British people!

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