Increased levels of traffic and negligent driving are the real reasons for the ongoing rise in road traffic incidents. These are the issues that need to be tackled, rather than finding ways to save insurers money.Pressure group Access2Justice lamented the timing of the consultation. It said that it would not give sufficient time for parties to prepare responses to the government plans. "We are… extremely disappointed that the ministry of justice has decided to close the consultation on 6 January 2017, as this effectively means that three weeks will lost to us thanks to the Christmas and New Year holidays," said spokesperson Andrew Twambley,
Read more: Here's one more way the cost of motoring is sky-rocketing Meanwhile, Qamar Anwar took the opportunity to point both barrels at insurers: “The insurance industry has an increasing reputation for ripping off consumers, be it through auto-renewal increases, dodgy black-box data and attempts to breach Facebook advertising guidelines. Just how can we trust them to ensure they will offer fair and reasonable settlements to those injured in an accident? Soon they will be complaining when they have to pay out for damage to vehicles."