LV calls for stringent EU wide driving standards

Taking into account the cost of insurance claims, accidents and potential congestion the report estimated that the cost to the economy of foreign EU drivers will total £795m in 2008 - a rise of more than £100m from 2006.

The report by LV showed that the number of foreign EU drivers resident in the UK has risen by more than 50%, from 534,000 in 2001 to 804,000 in 2007. With 88% of that increase (240,000 of the additional 270,000) coming from 2004 onwards, the report indicates that the 10 coun