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Tighter motor insurance rules needed to stop fake claims - MPs

 Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 Reuters - UK

British road accident insurance rules should be overhauled to root out fraudsters making fake claims for whiplash which drive up premiums, MPs said on Wednesday. False and exaggerated motor insurance claims could represent more than 60 percent of all claims for whiplash, the Transport Select Committee of MPs said in a report. The report suggests reducing the limitation period for claims and requiring whiplash claimants to provide proof they had either been seen by a doctor or attended a hospital emergency department shortly after the accident.