Young motor insurance holders urged to buy newer cars

Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Young motor insurance policyholders are being urged to buy as modern a car as possible.

Choosing an old vehicle can put the lives of car insurance holders at risk, Roadsafe has warned.

Adrian Walsh, director of Roadsafe, said: "When it comes to buying a car for a new, young driver, it is a bad idea to put them in a cheap old banger.

"Older vehicles tend to cost less to insure but this benefit is diminished in the event of a crash, as they lack the safety systems found in newer models."

Roadsafe explained that newer cars not only offer better protection against crashes, but in some cases they even have technology in place to help motorists keep control of their vehicle in an emergency.

The forum points out older cars aren't all dangerous, adding it is important for people to check the Euro NCAP rating when they purchase a second-hand vehicle.

Recently, road safety charity Brake urged car insurance holders to take care on the roads, particularly on Valentine's Day.

Posted by Rick Malone 

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