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People called James 'could end up paying more for car insurance'

Tue, 20 Jan 2009
New research has revealed which drivers are likely to end up paying more for their car insurance.

A study by Confused.com found motorists called James and Daniel are the most reckless behind the wheel.

Some 31 per cent of drivers called James admitted having driving convictions, while 18 per cent of those called Daniel revealed they had found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Generally, women were found to be much safer.

However, female motorists called Lucy were the most likely to break the rules of the road, with six per cent having received a conviction.

Commenting on the effect bad behaviour can have on the cost of cover, Will Thomas, head of motor insurance at Confused.com, said: "On average, a driver with three points will see premiums leap seven per cent, rising to 25 per cent for six points and 50 per cent for nine points."

In other motoring news from the website, vehicle owners were recently urged to avoid being caught out by cold weather by ensuring batteries are well-charged before long journeys.

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