IN­SURE AN IS­SUE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

VE­HI­CLE drivers may ex­pe­ri­ence a shock when they see their next ve­hi­cle li­cence in­surance ac­count.

The State Gov­ern­ment mar­keted only a $99 in­crease in the ve­hi­cle li­cence in­surance fee to estab­lish the cat­a­strophic no fault ac­ci­dent in­surance cover. How­ever, the re­al­ity is the li­cence fee has in­creased by $99 and the in­surance fee has in­creased by 26 per cent from the 2016 fee.

Over 90 per cent of ve­hi­cle drivers are still sub­ject to an at fault in­surance cover be­cause only an av­er­age of 44 ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents re­sult in cat­a­strophic in­juries each year (cov­ered by the not at fault in­surance). GRA­HAM McPHERSON, Man­durah.

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