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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Insurance pays for road repairs, apparently.

This surprises me. What do you think?

"The Highways Agency says when (road) repairs are needed after a breakdown or collision it is not right that the costs should be borne by the taxpayer and therefore they or their contractors will seek to recover the cost of repairs from insurance companies or individuals where appropriate.

The cases above highlight a lack of transparency about what is being charged for, the level of the charge and when someone is liable to pay.

Insurance companies have been a target for motorway maintenance contractors for some time and insurers have frequently questioned some of the discrepancies that appear in the charges.

The rates themselves can vary widely between different companies too. And the prices seem pretty steep."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19833237

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

it's bogus

that they withdraw the charges when you challenge them means it's dodgy as fuck. This isn't just insurance payments - people are charged directly for damage.


This is what happens when privatisation of infrastructure is allowed to go unchecked. We pay our road taxes so they can bill repairs to the government not to us.

It boils my fuckin' piss.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Scam.

If the contractors are trying it on with individual drivers I wonder what bigger scams they're pulling with the Highways Agency.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

we can

only hope that this blows it wide open and the highways agency get to save a few million by checking invoices and actual work done.

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