This surprises me. What do you think?
"The Highways Agency says when (road) repairs are needed after a breakdown or
collision it is not right that the costs should be borne by the
taxpayer and therefore they or their contractors will seek to recover
the cost of repairs from insurance companies or individuals where
_The cases above highlight a lack of transparency about what
is being charged for, the level of the charge and when someone is liable
to pay. _
_Insurance companies have been a target for motorway
maintenance contractors for some time and insurers have frequently
questioned some of the discrepancies that appear in the charges. _
The rates themselves can vary widely between different companies too. And the prices seem pretty steep."