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Personal injury claims have increased

Car crash personal injury claims ‘up by 18%’

Road accident personal injury claims have risen by almost a fifth in the space of a year, despite the number of crashes falling, a new report suggests.

AA offers Drive Smart tuition with new policy

AA offers free Drive Smart tuition to ‘black box’ motorists

Motorists who have signed up for the AA’s telematic or black box ‘pay how you drive’ insurance are to be offered free Drive Smart tuition.

Car insurance industry faces investigation

Car insurance market faces Competition Commission probe

The UK's car insurance market is to be investigated after a report found that distorted charges could be inflating premiums by £225 million a year.

AA announces 'uninsured driver promise'

AA customers to keep no-claims bonus if hit by uninsured driver

Motorists with AA car insurance will no longer lose their no-claims discount or excess following a crash involving an uninsured driver, it has been announced.

New van insurance from Tesco

Tesco launches van insurance

Tesco has introduced van insurance with three levels of cover – comprehensive, third party fire and theft (TPFT) and third party only (TPO).

Many motorists distracted by back seat drivers

Motorists ‘paying the price’ for back seat drivers

One in five UK motorists has forked out up to £500 to repair damage caused by being distracted by a back seat driver, research reveals.

Clampdown 'step in right direction'

Nine out of 10 people support crackdown on whiplash claims

Nine out of 10 Brits welcome the clampdown on car insurance claims for whiplash injuries, according to an online poll by comparison site

Drivers aged 18-21 pay six time more for car insurance than pensioners, according to new research

Young drivers pay six times more for car insurance than pensioners

New research from reveals that young drivers pay an average of £2,500 for car insurance compared to just £440 for those aged 66-70.

Why it pays to shop around for car insurance

Why it pays to shop around for car insurance

It can often come as a shock when you have to renew your car insurance, as the costs seem to be rising all the time. A great way to find cover at a reasonable price is to shop around and compare prices – that way, you can be confident you have got the best deal around.

Ministers to unveil whiplash injury reforms

Ministers set to clamp down on whiplash injury claims

Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than £2 billion last year, adding around £90 to the cost of a typical car insurance policy, according to AA research.

Shoparound index reveals car policy quotes dip

Cost of car insurance falling in 2012, Shoparound index shows

The average premium quoted for comprehensive car insurance fell by 1.1 per cent during the first three months of this year, according to data from the AA.

The government has launched a follow up report on the cost of motor insurance

Government issues follow up report on cost of motor insurance

The government has issued its follow up report on the cost of motor insurance and pledges to hold a further insurance summit later in the spring.

Insurers clamping down on drivers using handhelds

AA: Texting motorists risk insurance hike and loss of cover

Motorists caught using a handheld device to phone, text or email while driving can expect a hefty premium hike or have their cover withdrawn, the AA has warned.

Telematics could cut young drivers' insurance costs

Black box car insurance cuts crashes by 20%, says The Co-op

Young drivers with telematics or ‘black box’ insurance are 20 per cent less likely to have a car crash than those with standard insurance, new research reveals.

70% of UK motorists don't know the road speed limits

70% of UK drivers don't know road speed limits

Research from LV= reveals that 70 per cent of UK motorists don't know road speed limits.

The number of drivers between 17 and 20 years old driving uninsured has fallen by half since 2008

Young uninsured driver numbers fall by half since 2008

New research by the Motor Insurers Bureau reveals that the number of uninsured drivers has fallen significantly since 2008, particularly amongst those between 17 and 20 years of age.

Animals are at the centre of many of the most unusual car insurance claims

The 12 most unusual car insurance claims

Admiral Insurance has released details of 12 of the most unusual car insurance claims with animals unsurprisingly causing mayhem and problems for drivers!

Which? tested 11 popular comparison sites

Which? calls for clampdown on comparison sites

Consumer watchdog Which? is calling for tighter regulation of price comparison sites to make sure customers are being fairly and transparently.

Many motorists 'can't afford car repairs'

Cash strapped drivers ‘delay repairs and risk safety’

Hard-up motorists are putting off essential maintenance and driving illegal cars because they can’t afford the repairs, latest research reveals.

Some drivers won't own up to pranging a car

Car park prangs clock up £1.3bn of damage

One in six drivers across the UK would never leave insurance details if they pranged another car, according to a new survey.

Black box insurance 'set to play greater role'

Drivers expect to switch to black box car insurance by 2017

Almost six in 10 UK drivers believe they will move across to a telematics or ‘black box’ insurance policy in the next five years, a new study suggests.

It's illegal to drive without car insurance

Uninsured motorists ‘adding £30 to car policy premiums’

Uninsured drivers are rife on Britain’s roads, costing the industry £500 million each year and adding around £30 to every motorist’s premium, research reveals.

Driving up excess is 'false economy' says AXA

One in three UK drivers ‘can’t afford car insurance excess’

Cash strapped motorists are being warned not to push up their car insurance excess levels in order to pay lower premiums.

Car insurance discount from Direct Line

Direct Line offers two months of free car insurance

Direct Line is offering UK motorists a discount worth two months' free car insurance on policy quotes until the end of May.

The Insurance summit this week between the government and insurers aims to end the 'compensation culture'

Will the car insurance compensation culture change following the insurance summit?

This week the Prime Minister, David Cameron, met leaders of the insurance industry to agree ways to kill the compensation culture that has driven up the cost of car insurance.

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