Car insurance: Young drivers 'go without insurance'

Wednesday, 18 October 2006

Thousands of young people in the UK have admitted to driving without car insurance in the last year, according to a new report.

Sainsbury's carried out the research into motorists between the ages of 17 and 24. Over 168,000 admitted to the offence with 1.1 million admitting they may be tempted to drive without insurance if premiums were to rise dramatically.

Richard Clark, from Sainsbury's, said: "It's not only dangerous, but it's also unfair to expect honest drivers to pick up the tab and we would urge those motorists who are tempted to break the law to consider trying to reduce the cost of motoring without dropping insurance."

Uninsured motorists are a serious problem and the survey estimates that they add over 6.5 per cent to what could be cheap car insurance premiums.

Advice for younger drivers on how to lower their car insurance premium over time is to adhere to all motoring regulations, particularly ones with regard to speeding.

Taking an advanced motoring course such as Pass Plus may also help lower your chance of having an accident. This course teaches skills including night-time driving, getting on and off motorways and manoeuvring around city centres.

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