– James Dalton, head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers
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.
The Government will unveil plans to reduce the huge number of whiplash claims which have been pushing up insurance premiums.