Whiplash ban drives down car insurance costs

 

Car insurance prices have fallen for the first time in three years, a survey suggests, owing to a reaction to government policy. Reforms to the law on whiplash and a review into how compensation is paid for long-term injuries were thought to be behind the drop. The research, for comparison website Confused.com, suggests prices have dropped by 2%, or £13, in a year. Separate figures show the number of female car owners has risen by 21% since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. This compares with a 10% rise in the number of cars registered to men.

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Posted 16/04/2018