Snow 'sees car insurance claims rise'

Tue, 03 Feb 2009
The recent snowfall across the UK has resulted in a significant increase in car insurance claims, it has been revealed.

According to the AA, by 10:00 GMT yesterday its centre in Cardiff had taken 30 per cent more calls than would have been expected on a typical February Monday morning.

The group put the rise in the number of accidents down to the fact motorists in the UK are not used to driving in snowy and icy conditions.

For this reason, the company advised people to avoid non-essential trips in the car.

Director of AA Insurance Simon Douglas stated: "I would strongly urge drivers to think twice before setting out on their journey where there are severe weather conditions."

He added: "It's just not worth risking losing your no-claims bonus."

In other motoring news, the AA recently voiced support for new measures announced by the Department for Transport which are intended to make life more difficult for uninsured drivers.

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