Allianz increases premiums for mobile phone use

In the past, drivers with a conviction for using a mobile phone whilst driving had their premium increased in line with motorists with a routine speeding conviction. Allianz is now treating mobile phone use convictions in the same manner as a conviction for careless driving, and increasing premium levels accordingly.

Neil Walker, Allianz Insurance motor manager, said: “Increasing premiums for drivers with mobile phone convictions reinforces the fact that this is a dangerous and needless act.

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