Police claim dangerous drivers 'never learn'

Police in Brimbank, Victoria have expressed their frustration at dangerous drivers who repeatedly offend, risking claims on their car insurance policies.

Sergeant Rod Stein asserted that 95 per cent of those on the road adhere to the law, but that there is a "small number" who pose a threat to other drivers, reports Brimbank Weekly.

He revealed that police had been working to crack down on these motorists and had launched targeted operations to catch them.

Among the transgressions road-users were warned against were speeding, drink-driving and talking on a mobile phone while behind the wheel.

The officer suggested that those who drive and speak on the phone pose a similar risk as those have a blood-alcohol content of 0.05, an assertion that may tempt Aussies to take more care on the road if they want to avoid claims on their car insurance policies.

This comes after the RACV's Driving Your Dollars survey revealed that the overall cost of running a vehicle in Australia fell by 1.6 per cent this year compared to 2010.