Sunday, 27 October 2013

Liberal Democrats and Motoring

We have announced measures to help motorists to cut the cost of running a car by freezing MOT prices, cracking down on whiplash fraud and announcing a new scheme that will reduce the cost of fuel at motorway service stations.

The cost of running a car can still be high. Thanks to changes we've made to no-win, no-fee deals and action on rogue claims firms, motor insurance has already dropped by 12 per cent – the equivalent of an £80 reduction on an average policy.

We’re also taking action to clamp down on people who cheat the insurance system and force up the price for everyone else, so that from next year whiplash fraudsters will be targeted by new independent medical panels.

In addition, the maximum prices of an MOT test for a car will be frozen until 2015, potentially saving up to £50m for drivers each year, and trialling new road signs comparing motorway fuel prices at different service stations. This will help hard-pressed people by tackling high insurance premiums and bearing down on some of the key costs of running a car.