Crack­down on whiplash in­jury claims

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

RE­FORM of the car whiplash in­jury claim sys­tem “can­not come soon enough”, the AA said to­day. Whiplash in­jury claims cost in­sur­ers more than £2 bil­lion last year, adding around £90 to the cost of a typ­i­cal car in­sur­ance pol­icy, the AA said. The com­ments came as min­is­ters hosted a mo­tor in­sur­ance sum­mit in London, with the Gov­ern­ment ex­pected to out­line mea­sures to “weed out” false claims. The mea­sures could in­clude pro­pos­als to tackle “ques­tion­able” med­i­cal ev­i­dence and en­cour­age in­sur­ance com­pa­nies to chal­lenge du­bi­ous claims. The AA said that over the past two years, claims for whiplash in­jury con­trib­uted to the big­gest car in­sur­ance pre­mium in­creases ever recorded. * Tulisa Con­tostav­los has usurped Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-white­ley and Ch­eryl Cole to be named the world’s sex­i­est woman. The X Fac­tor judge, 23, who re­cently hit the head­lines when a sex tape ap­peared on­line show­ing her shar­ing an “in­ti­mate mo­ment” with a for­mer boyfriend, tops the an­nual FHM list. Two-time win­ner Cole takes sec­ond place, “Peo­ple who are ter­ri­bly opin­ion­ated, par­tic­u­larly some of the girls on the ra­dio. I think it is their stern voices that I don’t like” - DJ Tony Black­burn on what turns him off. “We must take care. There may be an­other war. The Ger­mans will try again given an­other chance. A Kraut is a Kraut is a Kraut. And the only good Kraut is a dead Kraut” - As­tronomer Sir Pa­trick Moore. “What do you mean ‘If ’?” - BBC chair­man Lord Pat­ten’s re­ported re­sponse when asked to con­trib­ute to Prospect mag­a­zine’s If I Ruled The World col­umn. “I never smoked but ac­cord­ing to po­lit­i­cally cor­rect med­i­cal opin­ion I should be dead from pas­sive smok­ing. I worked for years as an air­line pi­lot on a flight deck where ev­ery­one else smoked” “I call this process weed­ing my gar­den” - Amer­i­can Beauty star Mena Su­vari on her decision to file for di­vorce from her con­cert pro­moter hus­band Si­mone Sestito. “Ob­vi­ously Si­mon Cow­ell has love bites on his mir­ror” - Writer Kathy Lette.

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