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MTA Welcomes Third Party Vehicle Insurance Review

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18 June 2008 - The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has welcomed the announcement by Government that public opinion is to be sought on whether to introduce compulsory third party vehicle insurance for all motorists. MTA spokesman, Andy Cuming, said that there were a number of very good reasons for such insurance to be compulsory as it is in many other countries, including necessary protection for responsible drivers, and also the incentive for greater responsibility generally in driving behaviour, particularly amongst younger drivers. "Recent presentations made to secondary schools by MTA Young Driver Safety Ambassador, V8 Supercar race driver, Greg Murphy, have emphasised the high

incidence of driving accidents among the 15-24 year age group, relative to other groups.

"We must look at measures that can affect this," he said.

"There have been some reservations expressed previously by the insurance industry on issues regarding a compulsory scheme.

"We note that these are being addressed in the discussion document, which we can now all have a look at, with hopefully a very practical and workable scheme coming out of the review."

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