So…I’m off to le mans for the moto gp…I’m a member of the RAC and thought I’d give them a call to get breakdown cover for Europe…no problem, good price for the top cover…cool… Bloke on the phone then says…“do you have travel insurance?” nope I say… ok would you like me to transfer you our insurance office…? Ok then seeing that I got a fairly good deal on the breakdown cover…
Get through to a lady and tell her I’d like travel insurance for a short trip to France…ok she says…how you getting there?..bike I say…
Get ready for this…
QUOTE: sorry we can’t cover you for a bike because they are “DANGEROUS”…ARRRHHGHGHG WHAT THE FUCK!!!
So…as calmly as I can I ask if they do cover for skiing trip’s…?..oh yes she replied…no problem…
I reply with…(shouting) SO I CAN GO TO THE TOP OF A FUCKING MOUNTAIN, STRAP TWO BITS OF WOOD TO MY FEET, HOLD ON TO TWO FOUR FOOT SPIKES AND CHUCK MYSELF DOWN THIS MOUNTIAN AT ABOUT 50MPH…AND YOUR TELLING ME THAT BIKES ARE DANGEROUS…? ARE YOU FUCKING SURE!!!
Nice respone! Lost a pair of glasses into the sea in South Africa last month, we were in the middle of nowhere so reported it to Nat West insurance on my return (also Royal Bank of Scotland). Claim rejected as I made no crime report at a police staion within 24 hours. What a bunch of cocks, there was no crime comitted and I was in the middle of nowhere! Nice letter off to the insurance ombidsman and a good rant to the dork at the insurance company!!
norwhich union are owned by aviva who own a worldwide group of insurance companys under the aviva brand RBS aint nothing to do with it they just share a joint venture in business there is no ownership between the companys although i dint like the company i did listen to what went on, as for trackers its not a tracker its a pay as you go insurance black box which has been in the pipeline for some two years so dont worry its not a stolen and track device although could be used to locate a stolen car, it holds the infomation and sends it back once in evey 24 hours you then only pay for insurance you use
it is a tracker Flats, I’ve installed about 50 of them It performs in exactly the same way as any other GPS/GSM based tracking device on the market.
It’s called ‘Pay as you Drive’ and an IBM tracking device, GPS/GSM is installed in the car and wired to ignition/live/earth.
The device records Speed, distance, location, driving hours and mileage.
They use this data to assess your premiums. The data can be requested any time and the device can be used to track your location to 2metres.
Insurance claims are highest between 11pm and 7am so the less you drive in these hours, the lower your premium.
I went on a training course at Norwich union 2 years ago to be trained for the 10’000 unit pilot. After that was completed the device is to be rolled out, it was going to be looked after by Vanguard, a large installation company I used to do a lot of subcontract work for.
This fell through and the plan was for the RAC to do it, they have been recruiting engineers for this sole purpose, but I also found out some of the windscreen fitters will be trained.
This WAS going to be my ticket to the bahamas but now it’s all been taken in house, oh well, off to pastures new