Scotland ‘selling more cars’

Motorists in Scotland registered the largest increase in the number of cars bought by people in the UK over November, it has been claimed.

According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a 3.6 per cent positive change was recorded, followed by England with a 2.29 per cent hike.

Northern Ireland sold 2.45 per cent less vehicles than a year previously and Wales also sold fewer by 2.92 per cent.

In total, a 2.11 per cent increase was made across the UK during November, with some 157,890 units purchased by British drivers.

Furthermore, 2007 has seen more vehicles sold than in 2006, with some 2,251,854 cars and vans being registered this year compared to 2,196,784 last term.

People may now want to get these new cars insured, as figures from the Home Office show that while vehicle crime has gone down by 51 per cent since 1997, some 1.7 million incidents were reported from 2005 to 2006.

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