15:43 23 October 2013
The UK government has laid plans to tackle the rising cost of motoring in the country and part of the plan includes crackdown of fake whiplash claimants.
Justice Secretary Chris Gayling said that such action will help cut insurance premiums for all drivers. The government also plans to freeze the price of an MOT at £54.85 until 2015.
Mr Grayling said: "We are turning the tide on the compensation culture and helping hard-working people by tackling high insurance premiums and other motoring costs.”
"We have already helped families by cutting income tax for 25 million people by raising their personal allowance, by freezing council tax and by helping with tax free childcare for example. But we want to do more.
"It's not right that people who cheat the insurance system get away with it while forcing up the price for everyone else, so we are now going after whiplash fraudsters and will keep on driving premiums down."
Meanwhile, Roads minister Robert Goodwill said: "The costs of owning and running a car are felt by millions of households and businesses across the nation. The Government is determined to help keep those costs down.
"That is why we are freezing the price for an MOT test and looking again at the costs associated with getting a driving licence.
"We also want to make it easier for people to get a better deal on fuel at motorway service stations, for instance through a trial of motorway signs that will show motorists the different fuel prices on offer on their route."
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