Car insurance buyers slam politicians

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

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Half of car insurance customers are unsure as to which political party would benefit them the most, new research has shown.

According to a study by, 11 per cent of drivers think the Conservatives would do the most to help motorists, however, 50 per cent have no idea.

More than a quarter believe that neither Labour, the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats would do much to support motorists' needs.

The research found that 80 per cent of drivers want a reduction in the tax on petrol, while a further 43 per cent want to see road tax fall.

Nearly two-thirds want the government to adopt a tougher line with those who drive without car insurance cover and 43 per cent want action to punish dangerous drivers.

Tina Shortle, marketing director for, stated that the results show a feeling that politicians are indifferent to the needs of motorists.

"There are 38 million motorists in the UK contributing billions to the tax coffers and the economy, yet we have seen little in the way of debate or policy promises from the political parties to address the big issues that drivers are facing," she added.

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