Number of Uninsured Drivers In The UK Falls 20%

UK Uninsured DriversNew research published by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau has revealed that over the last 4 years the number of people driving without motor insurance in the UK has fallen 20%.

The number of drivers without car insurance fell by around 300,000 between 2005 and 2009.

Government statistics show that every year on Britain’s roads uninsured drivers kill 160 people, with the additional cost they bring to insurers in the region of £500 million, or an extra £30 premium to every insurance motorists premium.

In terms of UK hotspots for uninsured drivers, Barkerend in Bradford had the highest number between 1997 and 2009, with West Gorton in Manchester, and Small Heath in Birmingham following close behind.

In terms of police forces, the Metropolitan area had the highest number of uninsured vehicles, with an estimated 1 in 10 motorists in the capital driving without car insurance.

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