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Police seize millionth uninsured vehicle

Police seize millionth uninsured vehicle

Police have seized the millionth uninsured vehicle, indicating the size of the problem of uninsured driving in the UK. The vehicle was seized in Birmingham, which is one of UK’s motor insurance evasion hotspots. According to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), Bordesley in Birmingham has now replaced the Barkerend area of Bradford as the place [...]

August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Black box technology improves young driver safety

Black box technology improves young driver safety

The use of telematics technology to monitor the driving habits of young drivers has led to a 20 per cent fall in accidents, according to Co-operative Insurance. This could lead to a reduction in the cost of motor insurance for young drivers, which will be welcome news for many young people who are currently unable [...]

April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Uninsured young driver numbers halved

Uninsured young driver numbers halved

A new law allowing the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) to cross-check its database against DVLA records has led to a substantial fall in the number of young people driving without insurance. The Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) law allows MIB to check which vehicles are registered with the DVLA. If a registered vehicle is not listed [...]

March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Motorists unable to pay insurance excess

Motorists unable to pay insurance excess

Many motorists are increasing the voluntary excess on their motor insurance policies in order to keep the cost of the policy down, according to a study by Axa. However, if they have an accident, this can mean they are unable to afford the excess payment and are therefore unable to have their vehicle repaired. The [...]

March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Courts too lenient with uninsured drivers

Courts too lenient with uninsured drivers

AA Insurance has warned that uninsured drivers are being let off too lightly by the courts, even though they may be putting people at serious risk. According to the motoring organisation, honest drivers are being let down because uninsured motorists are being given fines and sanctions that fail to reflect the seriousness of the offences [...]

November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More