Longford drivers are more careful

Figures released by the Central Bank last week reveal a significant overall reduction in the number and expense of motor insurance claim costs in Longford.

Figures released by the Central Bank last week reveal a significant overall reduction in the number and expense of motor insurance claim costs in Longford.

Infrastructure improvements and a noticeably more cautious motoring public are having a positive impact on the level of accidents on Irish roads and the resulting cost of insurance claims, according to motor insurance experts www.getcover.ie.

The new figures show that in 2009 the average cost, measured on a per claim basis, decreased by 25 per cent, to €4,218, for comprehensive cover and by 32 per cent, to €5,391, for third party fire and theft cover between 2002 and 2009.