Motorists 'spending time test driving vehicles'

Motorists are increasingly deciding to spend time test driving new cars before they decide if they need to take out car insurance on them, according to one expert in the industry.

The chief executive of the Motor Traders' Association of New South Wales James McCall told the Sydney Morning Herald that people are now looking to do more with the car they are interested in buying than just taking it for a spin around the block.

He explained that one reason for this is that cars are now being made with many new features which drivers want to test out, something which cannot be achieved during a short drive.

"People are much more discerning in what they want to test out on the car and make sure they're comfortable with the purchase," Mr McCall said.

Older car insurance customers were recently advised by Transport and Main Roads that those over the age of 75 need to have a medical certificate and follow the advice of their doctors.  ADNFCR-1761-ID-800567629-ADNFCR