Car insurance Updated:
Motorists could benefit from lower car insurance premiums as a result of a new road safety initiative. Andy Goldby, director of motor underwriting at Direct Line, said that cheaper car insurance would be a "knock-on effect" of the programme. This is because changes in the methods of driving testing and safer driving reduces the number of road accidents that take place, he explained. "We would like to see these proposals sparking a national debate about how to make our roads safer, with drivers, pedestrians, bikers and cyclists all having their say and contributing to making the strategy work," Mr Goldby said. The Department for Transport has released a draft of its road safety scheme, intended to reduce the number of deaths on roads by one-third by 2020. There are also new measures for driving training which are being introduced, such as the creation of a new qualification for people who drive vans.
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