Insurance firms must put brakes on premiums
Hitting drivers with a price rise every time the insurance industry meets a speed bump has become the norm.
Motorists now risk getting whiplash trying to keep up with the shuddering shock of premiums which have jolted by 70pc in just three years.
Any wonder insurance was once defined as "an ingenious modern game of chance, in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table"? Ambrose Bierce, who was commenting on the costs more than 150 years ago, would recognise today's trend.