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Drivers consider greener cars too expensive an alternative on their diesel motors.
Three in five diesel drivers have vowed to stay driving their motors in the aftermath of new laws, which will see a phase out of diesel vehicles by 2040.
Despite the recent levies and ban on new diesel cars in the next 23 years, many motorists insist that their diesel cars are considerably cheaper to run than their greener counterparts.
The government recently announced plans to phase out the production of diesel cars to see a total ban on them by 2040.
But, according to a recent poll, around 83 per cent of drivers say that eco cars are overpriced.
Without a scrappage scheme for older diesels, 64 per cent of drivers would have no intention of trading their vehicles in for greener alternatives.
Two in five drivers also say that they cannot afford to replace their vehicles with a non-diesel motor.
On top of this over 50 per cent believe that the government will U-turn on the recent decision to have all diesels off the roads by 2040.
Despite this, there are government crackdowns happening everywhere, kick-starting off in the capital where major enforcements have been taking place in many parts of the capital.
London has traditionally been the starting point for changing motoring behaviours – with one of the most famous being the congestion charge which was introduced in 2003.
The borough of Islington is charging £96 extra on resident parking permits for pre-2015 diesel vehicles. Westminster has also increased hourly parking rates by 50 per cent.
This means that diesel drivers will face increasing amount of additional costs unless they turn their cars in for something greener.
According to Fair Fuel UK, seven million motorists own pre-2008 diesel cars – which will face the bulk of the increasing costs – are said to be in a ‘low income demographic’ who could face problems replacing their cars with modern, eco-friendly alternatives.
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Following a car accident, there are usually far more important things on people’s minds than making a compensation claim. In most cases, people will have to deal with their damaged vehicles so that they can carry on getting to and from work each day. In other cases, people might be recovering from the accident or looking after others who were injured in the accident.
Fortunately, a car accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be made straight away, so people can get everything else sorted before they move on to this step. In almost all cases, a person has up to three years to make a car accident compensation claim after the accident has occurred. This time limit applies to both drivers and passengers, but in rare cases it may be overlooked if effects such as pain begin to occur after three years have passed.
This three year period is very useful because a lot of people will simply forget to make a compensation claim following an accident or discover that they are entitled to make a claim one or two years after the accident.
In some instances, a person’s injuries can become more serious or a person can begin to experience pain long after the accident. This might happen because the person originally though that they were fine when really they had an injury sustained in the accident.
Although people have three years following an accident to make a car accident compensation claim, it is advised that they do so as soon as is convenient. If a claim is made at an early stage, details are more likely to be correct.
It is also very important for people to get checked out following an accident to make sure that they don’t have any injuries which aren’t visible. This is very important for the person’s wellbeing, but it can also play a major part in the amount of compensation received in a car accident compensation claim.