1.4 million uninsured on UK roads

Friday, 23 December 2011

The number of people on Britain's roads who are regularly driving without having an insurance policy is on the rise, increasing costs for those drivers who operate within the law.

New research published by MoneySupermarket has discovered that there are now an estimated 1.4 million people on the roads who regularly drive without car insurance, which can push up the premiums for those who do have it.

The comparison site says that whilst most policies will cover people hit by an uninsured driver if they are comprehensively covered, without loss of no claims bonus or excess, some drivers on less encompassing cover can be hit hard by being struck by unscrupulous motorists.

Recently, Confused.com reported that half of all drivers believe cyclists should be required to have insurance, so that car owners do not have to foot the bill in the event of an accident

Pete Harrison, insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com said: "With 1.4 million uninsured motorists loose on the roads, the odds are high that a car accident may involve someone who does not have any cover in place."

Posted by Noel Martin

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