Millionth uninsured car seized

Friday, 31 August 2012

A crackdown on drivers who don't have car insurance has led to the millionth uninsured vehicle being seized.

The Motor Insurers' Bureau has been cracking down on such drivers since 2005 and has been seizing an average of 500 cars a day.

Of these cars, almost a third ended up being crushed.

The news that the push against uninsured drivers is being successful is likely to be welcomed by other road users who will have seen their own premiums rise due to those without adequate protection.

James Dalton, head of motor insurance at the Association of British Insurers, told the Press Association: "Reducing the menace of uninsured driving remains a priority for insurers. As well as being a danger on the roads, the cost of crashes caused by uninsured drivers pushes up the insurance premiums of honest motorists."

He added that the announcement shows what can be achieved when the government and industry work together to tackle the problem of uninsured drivers.

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