11 Dec 2018

Govt to drop fluctuating ACC levies on vehicles

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 11 December 2018

The Government is dropping an ACC scheme which applies different levy rates to motorists depending on the make and model of their vehicles.The ACC Minister Iain Lees Galloway says there's no evidence the Vehicle Risk Rating Programme prevents injuries or encourages people to buy safer vehicles. It will be scrapped from July next year. The Government has also rejected ACC's proposal to increase the petrol levy and the motor vehicle levy, saying motorists are already feeling a lot of pain at the pump. Clive Matthew-Wilson is the editor of the Dog and Lemon Guide.