One-in-six drivers without car insurance

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

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One in six drivers on Britain's roads have no car insurance cover, despite the fact that there are facilities available to make finding the cheapest deals easier for customers.

Research by Moneysupermarket.com revealed that shopping around for a better deal when it's time to renew a policy saves an average of £282 for motorists.

The introduction of the Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) scheme will improve enforcement measures against those without car insurance, even if only while they search for a better deal.

More than half of motorists claim that the CIE will make them more vigilant and encourage them to sort out better car insurance cover, while a quarter have committed to making sure they are continuously insured.

The price comparison website's car insurance expert, Peter Harrison, explained that the high numbers of drivers without insurance is a "huge concern".

He added: "It is illegal to get behind the wheel without adequate cover and should you be involved in a crash when not insured you could face thousands of pounds in liability, a conviction including six points on your license as well as charges of up to £5,000."

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