In this area, the VDIK represents the interests of its members through regular meetings with the Federal Transport Ministry, the KBA and the consumer protection organizations, and by being actively involved in the German Road Safety Council. This allows the VDIK to play an active role in the national efforts to improve road safety. Another area of increasing importance deals with insurance questions. The cost of insuring a vehicle has become a decisive factor in the purchasing decision. This topic is being dealt with by a special taskforce. The already existing good contacts with the insurance industry are already being used for the benefit of the membership.