Car insurance quotes face weather attack

Wednesday, 01 June 2011

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The declining state of the UK's roads could put motorists' car insurance premiums in jeopardy, as higher traffic volumes, potholes caused by icy weather and reduced funding for highways take their toll.

These are the findings of a recent report from the Audit Commission, which stated that it costs at least £2 billion every year to keep the road network in top condition.

In the report, the Audit Commission recommended local councils which enter into cost-saving collaborations with their neighbours, as well as finding new ways to keep car insurance customers informed of which areas are more dangerous than others.

"Councils need to do more than challenge how they deliver road maintenance," said the report.

"They also need to assess the standards at which these services are delivered."

Meanwhile, the Highways Agency recently announced that it would suspend 107 miles of roadworks to make motorists' lives easier over the bank holiday weekend.

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