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Car insurance initiative may appeal to hard-up drivers

Thu, 02 Jul 2009
Cash-strapped motorists may want to check out one way they could potentially reduce the amount they spend on car insurance.

According to the British Insurance Brokers' Association, some drivers are opting for policies that include certain restrictions in order to qualify for cheaper premiums.

It explained if a customer agrees - for example - they will not take to the road between 23:00 and 05:00, some providers will offer them a less expensive policy.

Steve Foulsham, technical services manager, stated: "One or two insurers have been in this market anyway, but it could be that this could start to get some more impetus perhaps going forward."

The scheme may be particularly attractive to young drivers who struggle to find cheap cover.

However, Mr Foulsham added some motorists may be put off by the "Big Brother" aspect of the system, as their movements would have to be monitored with some sort of black box device.

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