Far out Friday: Television star blames Oscar winner for rocketing premiums

Age, tackle, driving knowledge and claims historical past are all variables that can send your car insurance premiums by means of the roof but driving all around with a effectively-identified actress in your passenger seat? You may well have to trawl by means of the terms and problems to spot that 1.

Unfortunately for British-born actor James Purefoy, he did not. When the star of Rome was caught by an eagle-eyed paparazzi photographer driving around with Gwyneth Paltrow, his equally eagle–eyed insurance coverage organization known as Purefoy to allow him know his car insurance would be going up as a result of the precious cargo.
“[He] said we’re slapping £500 a yr on your insurance coverage simply because you’re driving around with Gwyneth Paltrow,” Purefoy mentioned, in an interview with Harrods Man.

If driving around with a Paltrow can send your premiums rocketing, what can other well-known faces do your policy?
 
George Michael
If this crooner gets into your passenger seat, you may as properly remortgage your residence due to the fact that is how a lot your car insurance premiums will price you. The Persistence singer has a habit of driving even though on medication. His final offence was in 2010 when he drove into the front of a retailer in London. He is currently serving a 5 year driving ban (so he’d probably enjoy a lift).
 
Walter White, pre-Heisenberg (Breaking Undesirable television present)
The father-of-2 fairly much lived up to his surname. He was a high college chemistry teacher living in a quaint tiny suburb in Albuquerque, had been driving the identical resilient Pontiac Aztek for a quantity of years decades and had probably never made a declare in his life.  A lot like his automobile he was resilient, quiet and flew below the radar (for a although). Your premiums would possibly continue to be unchanged. His drug-dealing alter ego Heisenberg, nevertheless, is yet another matter…
 
Australian cricket crew
If you are fortunate ample to be driving close to any a single of these sporting heroes, it will come at a price – a huge one particular. Michael Clarke, for example, is well worth $ 16m – and is said to be the richest cricketer in the world. Make positive he buckles up.
 
 The Genuine Housewives of Melbourne
If you take place to be driving around one particular ‘stars’ of this display (make confident they pay for chauffeuring services), you may possibly go down in the estimations of every person you know and your premiums could shoot up – not simply because the ‘actors’ are noteworthy thespians but simply because if you are driving these women close to, you are plainly a bit of a chance taker.

Disclaimer: Insurance Company did not check with any underwriters when putting collectively this (fun) write-up.
 

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