One Yorkshire MP has begun to employ new tactics in his campaign to provide discount car insurance to young drivers.
After a 20-year-old motorist in his constituency was quoted a car insurance rate in excess of £50,000, David Ward has begun a campaign against rocketing motor car insurance premiums. The Bradford East Liberal Democrat MP has already sought to raise the issue in the House of Commons, as insurance premiums in his constituency are currently some of the highest in all of Britain.
Now Mr Ward has begun to exhort others to join forces with him through the signing of an online petition for tighter regulations on claims companies, more stringent policing of uninsured drivers, and more affordable insurance cover. With more than 150 signatures attracted in as little as 24 hours, Mr Ward will present the petition to the Department for Transport.
The Yorkshire MP has been hearing several new car insurance horror stories since he began his campaign, and not just from new drivers; he recounted one instance of a motorist being hard-pressed to find insurance even though he hadn’t made a claim in three decades.
Safe, honest, and responsible motorists have been experiencing massive premium hikes just because they happen to have a Bradford postcode, Mr Ward said. Both his inbox and his mail bag have been overwhelmed with angry messages from constituents regarding the issue, and he insisted that the Government needs to take action before more responsible drivers are forced off the road due to rocketing insurance costs.
The Bradford East MP has asked anyone and everyone who has been affected by rampant insurance premium price increases from Yorkshire and beyond to add their name to the online petition, in order to have their voices heard.