Car insurance premiums fall sharply by more than £100

The AA say car insurance premiums have fallen sharply, with the average price dipping more than £100. For the first quarter of 2014, the average comprehensive motor insurance "shoparound" figure, with quotes from a number of markets, plunged to £531.

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Young drivers see fall in car insurance premium costs

The youngest drivers, who pay most for comprehensive insurance, enjoyed the biggest dips in premiums in the first part of this year, with the cost for 17 to 22-year-olds coming down 20.5% compared with the first three months of last year and 23 to 29-year-olds getting a 19.9% fall.

Young drivers saw the biggest fall in the cost of premiums. Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Regionally, the north west of England saw the biggest dip - of 20.9% in premiums at the beginning of this year, while Anglia had the smallest decrease - 13.3%. However, the AA warned that this could be the end of the good news for motorists.

AA Insurance director Simon Douglas said: "Legal reforms introduced by the Justice Ministry to curb organised attempts at whiplash injury fraud coupled with better fraud detection by insurers have also certainly helped put downward pressure on premiums."

Car insurance premiums fall sharply by more than £100

The AA has said that car insurance premiums have fallen sharply, with the average price dipping more than £100. For the first three months of 2014, the average comprehensive motor insurance "shoparound" figure, involving quotes from a number of markets, had plunged to £531.

Car insurance premiums have fallen sharply. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This was 5.6% down on the figure for the last three months of 2013 and 16.6% down on the January-March 2013 figure.

The January-March 2014 figure for third party, fire and theft was £725 - an 8.4% drop on the last three months of last year and 18.5% down on the figure for the first three months of 2013.

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