With reference to recent correspondence in MOTOR SPORT concerning car insurance, are there any vital statistics to show whether:

(a) more accidents are caused by old cars than by new ones;

(b) more accidents are caused by large cars than by small ones;

(c) either old or large cars, or cars of both categories, cause a larger drain on the claims departments of the insurance companies than new or small cars ?

If, as I suspect, no such results could be shown, there seems to be no reason for any differential rates in that part of the insurance premiums which covers third party insurance. This should surely be at a flat rate. Any further cover should then be assessed according to the value of the car, as any other rate of insurance of goods is fixed.

I am, Yours, etc.,