Car insurance customers: slow down

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

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Drivers of high-powered vehicles are more likely to speed and have their car insurance premiums hiked as a result, according to new research.

Motorists that incur a conviction for breaking the speed limit could end up paying 27 per cent more for their car insurance premium, a survey by Confused.com revealed.

Maseratis, Porche and SAAB cars are twice as likely to have a speeding driver behind the wheel than Protons, Daewoo and Rover vehicles.

Those aged between 31 and 35 years-old are the most likely speed culprits on Britain's roads, while those in a relationship are significantly more likely to speed than singletons.

Commenting on the findings, the comparison website's head of motor Will Thomas, warned drivers to consider the implications of breaking the speed limit.

He said: "Speeding also has the potential to be very costly when it comes to getting insurance.

"With premiums now standing at £650 on average according to the latest Confused.com motor insurance index and young drivers suffering the most, now is not the time to risk blighting your driving record."

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