Car insurance: Almost 75% back tougher action from car insurance providers

Friday, 09 April 2010

Almost three-quarters of UK motorists back tougher action from car insurance providers on dishonest drivers.

A study from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) found that 72 per cent of 2,000 drivers would support changes to the information available to car insurance providers when motorists apply for a new policy.

Such changes include checking driving licences for motoring convictions or endorsements.

Car insurance claims are often rejected by providers when drivers choose to conceal previous motoring offences, such as using a mobile phone while driving or speeding.

If car insurance providers find out a customer has provided inaccurate information on their documents, then they will not pay out on the car insurance claim.

Research from the ABI also found that 34 per cent of drivers in the UK believe that motorists who drive without car insurance are likely to cause an accident.

Driving at the same time as using a mobile phone has been found to seriously impair driving performance.

Not only could driving while on a mobile phone affect car insurance premiums, but it worsened the ability of 97.5 per cent of drivers, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Utah.

Posted by Rick Malone

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