Drivers face 20% car insurance hike
The cost of car insurance has risen across every main driving group in the past 12 months, with young drivers hit with the biggest price hike of nearly 25% to £1,489 for the average 17-24 year old, according to market research firm Consumer Intelligence.
Male drivers again fared worse than their female counterparts, but only slightly, with both groups paying around 20% more for their premiums than a year earlier.
Ian Hughes, Consumer Intelligence MD, said: "The advent of price comparison websites had kept a lid on car insurance premiums for some time, but these figures show the upward pressure on pricing has well and truly broken through.
"The worry is that this could result in more motorists simply choosing not to insure their vehicles and drive illegally."
Click here to read the full RAC news report.
New website includes membersí portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
In the fast lane
For the Volvo Group, managing speed is one of the basics of traffic safety, but thereís more to it than just staying within the speed limits.
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert