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."
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