Parts of central London are still bucking a national trend of falling car insurance premiums. Figures show residents living at opposite ends of the same street could still receive vastly different premiums based on their postcode.
These figures, from Confused.com show the changes in insurance premiums in the last three months, and the average cost of comprehensive car insurance premiums.
- Central London: +1.1%, £1,035
- East London: -2.1%, £1,346
- North London: -2.1%, £1,118
- North West London: -3.8%, £1,178
- South East London: -3.0%, £987
- South West London: -2.4%, £848
- West London: 0.0%, £950
- West Central London: -10.2%, £898
Drivers can be banned if they accumulate 12 points on their licence over a three-year period. But, the Institute of Advanced Motorists also highlighted the case of a driver from Essex.
- A man from Southend, who was caught speeding 10 times between March 2011 and August 2012, had 30 points on his licence - but is still driving.
A motorist from west London with 42 points on her licence is still driving. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency show the points were all for failing to disclose the identity of the driver, between May 26 and December 21 last year.