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Bank charges: Distracted drivers 'forking out £3.3m per year'

A number of drivers may end up facing bank charges if they do not take care while operating their vehicle.

According to research by, 16,485 of the motorists convicted of driving without due care and attention could face a £60 fine and an increase of over £200 to their premiums.

This amounts to a total of £3.3 million in annual premiums.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at the price comparison website, said: "Careless drivers are a menace on the roads and are a danger to both themselves and others. The penalties for this kind of behaviour are huge and can really impact on the cost of your insurance premiums.

"Not only are these bad driving habits, but also expensive habits if you are caught - it really isn't worth taking the risk."

Research revealed that 82 per cent of drivers get distracted while driving, with changing the radio or music in the car being the most common reason at 61 per cent.

Amir Hussain

Amir specialises in personal loans, consumer debt and debt management.


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