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Government On The Right Road To Tackling The UK Whiplash Epidemic Says The Association Of British Insurers

Responding to the publication today of the Government consultation on measures to tackle the rise in whiplash claims, James Dalton, Head of Motor and Liability at the Association of British Insurers said:

"We are pleased that the Government recognises that tough action is needed to protect honest motorists from the UK’s whiplash epidemic. For too long, whiplash has been seen as the ‘fraud of choice’ Our roads are safer, yet every day over 1,500 whiplash claims are made. These claims add an extra £90 a year to the average motor insurance premium.

“More effective diagnosis of whiplash will help genuine claimants get paid out quickly and reduce the scope for fraud, so helping to ensure that honest motorists do not end up footing the bill for the cheats through higher insurance premiums”.

Last updated 01/07/2016