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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Environmental Defense have come up with an interesting idea which could encourage car owners to use their cars less, ease congestion, cut pollution + save on insurance premiums!

It is called Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance.

Under this innovative scheme drivers who use their car less pay less for their insurance.

All that is needed is for an insurance company odometer (which measures the distance a car travels) to be fitted and the driver can then be charged according to their annual mileage.

It is estimated that this sort of financial incentive could cut car-use + congestion by 10-12% + accidents by 17%!

The Texas Department of Insurance is already offering a worked out scheme for it's drivers so hopefully it won't be long before other drivers are able to be rewarded for using their cars as little as possible.