Postal strikes no excuse for no car insurance

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Royal Mail postal strike is no excuse for driving without car insurance, it has been warned.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have advised anyone concerned about their insurance to contact their insurer, especially if the service is up for renewal.

"Insurers usually send out renewal terms around 21 days before the renewal date," said an ABI spokesperson.

They added: "If your policy is due for renewal shortly and these have not arrived, contact your insurer.

"It may be possible to send details electronically or by fax in good time for you to renew or arrange alternative cover."

The spokesperson explained that insurers have plans in place to ensure that customers remain insured and minimise delays and disruption.

These steps include using email, telephone and fax wherever possible, encouraging customers to pay by credit or debit card, direct debit or online wherever possible, rather than posting cheques.

A recent article in the Telegraph stated that thousands of innocent drivers could have their cars confiscated because their car insurance documents are caught up in the post strike.

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