Motor insurance: Uninsured drivers condemned

Friday, 24 November 2006

The perennial problem of uninsured drivers has been condemned by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Massive repercussions are felt by all British motorists by the scourge of uninsured drivers and there are estimated to be about one million miscreants guilty of it in the UK.

Kelly Ostler, spokesperson for ABI, said: "Uninsured drivers are costing the average British motorist £30 a year in extra premium costs."

She also warned that there are consequences for drivers caught without cheap motor insurance.

She said: "Depending on the insurer it is very unlikely that you will get anymore insurance if you are ever caught driving without any.

"What is certain is that even if you did get insured again, it would cost an arm and a leg."

In London, the Metropolitan Police have been helping with the seizure of 1320 vehicles without car insurance from boroughs because evidence shows that uninsured drivers are the most likely to be involved in a hit and run accident.

Automatic number plate recognition systems are in place to spot such vehicles.
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