In­surance sting

Western Suburbs Weekly - - WesternOpinion -

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 (ie cov­ered by the not at fault in­surance).

No won­der politi­cians con­tinue to lose trust and cred­i­bil­ity.


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