The mother of a bride-to-be who was killed in a road accident involving young drivers has told Good Morning Britain "the pain is still as strong" today as it was when her daughter first died.
Denise Tegg lost her daughter Carol four days before her wedding in a crash caused by young drivers racing, and said "something" needed to be done to keep road users safe from the accidents caused by 17-19-year-olds.
"I see my daughter's car burnt to pieces, and the bus, and my daughter inside it. Nobody, nobody, no mother should ever, ever have to go through that. Something needs to be done."
We know the number of young people being killed on our roads is far too high, which is why we want to do all we can to tackle this issue.
It is vital we strike the right balance between safety and not unduly restricting the freedom of young drivers, which is why we are carrying out further research to fully understand the issues before setting out how we proceed.
Whiplash victim Gavin Redman said: "I've been injured three times. If you've been involved in an accident, it's not your fault, why should you be made to suffer. It's just not fair.
"Each time I've been injured I've been to see a consultant who's gone through quite a rigorous examination of me, told me to explain all my symptoms. He's then made the diagnosis of how long it's going to take me to get better, nobody else."
James Dalton, head of Motor and Liability at the Association of British Insurers said: "Half a million whiplash claims a year. That's about 1,500-1,600 claims a day.
"The reality is that that is driving up people's car insurance premiums and the government is today announcing a set of proposals, that it is putting out to consultation to really crack down on the whiplash culture."
An independent medical panel will be set up to accredit doctors who wish to act as insurance examiners.
The system is designed to prevent doctors being faced with unfair pressure to support fraudulent claims.
The threshold for small claims courts is being raised from £1,000 to £5,000, so that they can handle all but the most serious cases.
It will also include banning "referral fees" where companies can profit from selling on someone's personal injury claim and stopping claims management companies from offering money or goods as an inducement to make a claim through them.
They will include rebalancing no-win no-fee deals so losing defendants will no longer have to pay a success fee or legal insurance premium to the claimant's lawyer.
Today's consultation complements law changes which will come into effect in April 2013.
We are pleased that the Government recognises that tough action is needed to protect honest motorists from the UK's whiplash epidemic. For too long, whiplash has been seen as the "fraud of choice".
More effective diagnosis of whiplash will help genuine claimants get paid out quickly and reduce the scope for fraud, so helping to ensure that honest motorists do not end up footing the bill for the cheats through higher insurance premiums.
– James Dalton, head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers
For too long honest drivers have been bearing the price of a system that has been open to abuse and it is time for that to change.
We are proposing action to support effective whiplash diagnosis by medical experts and to simplify procedures which will help bring speculative or fraudulent claims before a judge - so genuine claims can still be settled but fraudsters are left in no doubt there will be no more easy paydays.