The transport Secretary Justine Greening has told ITV Daybreak that the Government has made "huge progress" on tackling false whiplash claims.
She also discussed the possibility of fitting cars with a "black box" that monitors driving habits, helping to reduce insurance costs for safe drivers.
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Police said the child, who was without a driving licence, was trying to make his way 2,500 miles from the east coast to Perth.
The 24-year-old was charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of throwing a corrosive fluid.
Winds will veer northerly overnight with colder air streaming in over the next few days.