A considerable expansion was announced by the Motorists’ Security Association at a press conference recently. MSA was formed two years ago to offer benefits to members who lose their motor car mobility for any reason. The plan covers such things as losing your licence for speeding and/or drinking and driving offences, being unable to drive through injury caused in a road accident or because your car has been damaged in an accident. A chauffeur service or hire cars are provided and there is a scale of benefits as well. In effect it is a specialist insurance scheme which could he very useful to the person who does a large mileage and relies on a car. MSA place the risks through Lloyds to cover themselves.
Already 12,000 members have been recruited and the number is growing with special group subscription rates now available for companies. Another new feature is a plan that gives the member, who has been banned from driving, a BSM refresher course free of charge when the licence is regained. MSA have also announced that they are now expanding the scheme into Canada and hope to move into other countries at a later date. MSA tell us that they are more expensive than their major rival but consider they offer a better service. The subscription rates vary according to circumstance but average out at around £20 per annum. Fuller details from the Motorists’ Security Association, 45 Clarges Street, London W1Y 7PJ.