I would like to bring to your attention a rather amusing incident concerning motor insurance.
Some time ago my father altered his policy to cover any driver.
This increased his premium (three years’ no claims) negligibly.
The time has at last come for me to learn to drive and I am duly covered by his policy. Thinking that I would feel more at ease having my own insurance, I approached a brokers in Northampton.
I received a reply to the effect that they cannot give me a “competitive” quotation.
The car is a very standard Austin A40 (948 c.c.) and five years old—hardly a future race winner.
Surely this is a ridiculous state of affairs. Perhaps I should have known better, for the firm’s motto reads “electio pro dignitate.”
K.F. Mather – Manchester.
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