EU road death target at risk


The European Union (EU) risks missing its target of halving road deaths by 2020 after figures showed a negligible 1% drop in the number of people killed on European roads in 2014. The number of road deaths fell by 1% in 2014 compared with 2013 with 25,700 fatalities across all … Continue reading

Car Market Trend April 2015


New Car Registrations The February SMMT figures show a surprising level of increase in registrations at 76,958 units against a figure of 68,763 in February 2014, which means an increase of 12% in the total market. This is particularly commendable when taking into consideration that February is the month before … Continue reading

Government should expand police insurance fraud squad

Lights illuminate the gothic forms of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at night, Westminster, London, England, UK.

AA is also calling for the Police department responsible for insurance fraud-busting to be expanded. The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) recently achieved its 1,000th arrest for insurance fraud, underlining its effectiveness since being formed just four years ago. The insurance industry has increased its funding of IFED.  But Mr Gaywood … Continue reading

AA calls for action on injury claim fraud


AA Insurance has called for the Ministry of Justice to investigate a sharp increase in the number of whiplash injury compensation claims prompted by cold-call tactics on behalf of no-win no-fee claims firms. New research* from AA Insurance shows that nearly two-thirds (63%) of motorists have been cold-called by firms trying to … Continue reading