What to do in the event of a car accident?
A car accident can occur at any time. You have to react quickly and well, but you don’t always know how. Don’t worry! We give you the steps to follow to help you manage this difficult moment while keeping your cool, and some tips to ensure you get the best possible compensation for your car accident in Luxembourg.
7 tips for choosing the right motor insurance policy
There are certainly more fun things to do than looking for car insurance. However, it has to be done, and it can save you, or lose you a great deal of money, also protect you with valuable legal assistance just when you need it the most. .You can’t always predict what might happen on the road, but you can protect yourself against the consequences. With some many different insurance products, plans and companies, we hope these tips below will help you to make an informed choice, after your vehicle is important to you isn’t it?
Drinking and driving: regulations and advice concerning your evenings out
Drinking and driving never mix well. Alcohol is a factor in a third of fatal accidents. The limit in Luxembourg is 0.5 g of alcohol in the blood. What exactly do the regulations say? What are the penalties? What should you do if you have had a drink? Here are some tips to keep your nights out enjoyable!
Everything you need to know about winter tyres in Luxembourg
Winter tyres have been compulsory on Luxembourg’s roads in cold weather since 2012. But the legislation is often misunderstood or misconstrued. When do you need winter tyres? Does it apply to cars registered in France? Are all-weather tyres good enough? Is fitting two winter tyres sufficient? A quick reminder of everything you need to know about winter tyres in Luxembourg.
Kaskou, the game on prevention and safety
Falls, burns, the dangers of water and more seriously drowning, poisoning and suffocation, together with road accidents. Accidents in the home and during leisure activities affect many people in Luxembourg and Europe and the proportion of children among the victims is alarming. As a consequence of this sad reality, Foyer is keen to play an active role as a socially responsible company within the role of risk prevention. What could be a creative and effective method of illustrating and teaching awareness to our children and from an early too – well, what could be better than a game to show them the hazards of everyday life.
Connected toys are great fun and very dangerous
Some games and toys are security nightmares. We aren’t talking about sharp edges, toxic materials or small parts, but hacking and targeted marketing. The rise of the “Internet of Things” conquered the toy market from the very beginning. Stores and e-commerce sites all promote these toys of the future, which will apparently be more fun and offer wider functionality and greater security. But reality calls for a little more caution. Cuddly toys, robots and apps keep a close eye on your children and gather information about them. They can also be used as backdoors by hackers. Here’s how to protect your children and your network.
Pedestrians, get visible!
This coming Saturday, 26 October, we will be switching back an hour to winter time. At 3 o'clock in the morning, it will therefore really be 2 o'clock. While the unpleasant effects of this time shift on our biological clocks in terms of sleep or appetite spontaneously come to mind, the consequences go much further than that... As soon as we change time, it will get dark earlier and visibility will be greatly reduced between 6 and 8 am and from 5 pm, times of the day when many people are travelling for instance to and back from school or work. Studies show a connection between the time shift and road accidents in this period. On foot or bicycle, these are called 'vulnerable users', and drivers are not sufficiently aware of the possible consequences. While a pedestrian or cyclist can clearly see the headlights of a car hundreds of metres away, the same is not true for motorists. Pedestrians always have priority, and as a socially responsible player, Foyer wants to stress this right and suggest a few best practices to make these users less vulnerable.
How should you value the contents of your home?
Home insurance covers the building as well as its contents. Your premium will depend on the value of the contents you want to insure. Do you have to put down everything or only count valuables? Should you specify the price new, the present value or the replacement cost? How do you declare contents to your insurer? In this article, we help you to answer each of these questions, to make sure that your insurance policy provides protection as close as possible to reality.
Sustainable housing: how can you reduce your electricity consumption?
Improving energy efficiency has become a priority for every household. For the environment and the climate of course, but also because energy prices keep going up. This means that every investment linked to electricity consumption becomes profitable more quickly. But there are other good practices apart from investments, which are sometimes very easy to put in place. Here are some examples.