Drivers pay up to £100 extra for car insurance due to whiplash claims

Whiplash claims are on the rise, partly due to the popularity of no-win no-fee law firms, a major insurance firm has claimed saying that premiums are far higher in Britain, compared with countries such as France, due to the popularity of whiplash claims. Whiplash claims have hit record levels and are adding nearly £100 to…

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New drivers behind half of road crashes

Almost half of all road accidents in Scotland involve new motorists, according to new research. The latest New to the Road statistics underline why young drivers generally pay the highest car insurance premiums – and the RAC claims the problem must be addressed through earlier driving education and a modernisation of the driving test. The…

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Drivers not ready for winter’s bite

Many people in the UK would have woken up to a frosty car yesterday as temperatures dropped across the country. But with winter’s grip firmly taking hold, it may surprise you that nearly two-thirds of drivers (63%) do not check their anti-freeze, oil or water before setting off on a winter journey. And almost half…

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Car insurance market faces overhaul

Exclusive pricing deals between motor insurers and price comparison websites will be banned, the UK competition regulator has said. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said such deals were preventing insurers from making their products available more cheaply elsewhere. But the CMA has ruled out a cap on replacement car and repair charges which it…

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