Drivers 'feel priced off the road'

A total of 96% of young drivers feel they are being 'priced off' the road by the surging costs of motor insurance whereas more than a fifth (21%) have considered driving without insurance, a survey conducted by an MPs' panel has found.

In order to get a lower quote, at least 30% of desperate young drivers have even considered illegally altering the information they provide tocar insurance firms, the House of Commons Transport Committee poll said.

In addition, a total of 57% of the young respondents were unaware that, after an accident, insurance firms often pass the motorist's details to a solicitor, car hire firm or garage in return for a referral fee.

Panel chairperson Louise Ellman said: "I am extremely concerned about these results, which show that young drivers think they are being priced off the road because of the high cost of motor insurance.

"It is shocking that so many young drivers are considering breaking the law - by driving without insurance or changing the details they provide to insurers - in order to get a cheaper premium."

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