The other day I read in the paper that a teenager was quoted almost £33,000 to insure his second-hand car. His car only cost £3,000 and was a 6 year old Vauxhall Corsa.
He used a comparison quotes website and received the quote from the AA. The average price of the insurance was £12,000-£13,000 a year. Young male drivers are the riskiest to insure and the average industry quote for a male aged 17 to 22 was £2750. The AA have advised that it was a mistake but a spokesman for the AA has been quoted as saying “Sometimes insurance companies would prefer not the have that business and rather than not quote they quote figures they do not expect to be taken up.
In an attempt to avoid road traffic accidents and lower the cost of premiums one insurance company has launched a product that offers reduced rates to young drivers if they install a device to their car which monitors their driving.