Car insurance may fall with strategy

Thursday, 19 May 2011

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Changes to government policy and the introduction of an improved road safety strategy could help to reduce the cost of car insurance premiums.

More detailed targets need to be provided by ministers to reduce death rates on roads across the country, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The organisation's director of policy and research, Neil Greig, believes that ministers currently lack direction over road safety.

This is despite the potential economic advantages of lower car insurance quotes for consumers in the uncertain financial climate.

An absence of a clear road safety strategy is a "key issue" at the moment, claimed Mr Greig, whose organisation is committed to reducing road accidents by providing drivers with additional training.

The IAM has this week called for the introduction of revised advanced driver training, which would be offered to newly-qualified young motorists between 12 and 18 months after they pass their test.

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