Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than £2 billion last year - adding around £90 to the cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA has revealed.
The AA said that, over the past two years, claims for whiplash injury contributed to the biggest car insurance premium increases ever recorded.
There has been a reported 60% rise in personal injury claims related to road accidents since 2006, despite vehicles becoming safer.
And a 20% reduction in the number of reported accidents over the same period.
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