4% of driver are uninsured

go compareThe figure has fallen from 1.9 million to 1.4 million since 2005, according to the Motor Insurers' Bureau.

In recent years other official figures showed that three people a week were being killed by uninsured or hit and run drivers.

According to the MIB the majority of uninsured drivers are under the age of 30, with the "motoring underclass" most likely to be found in big cities.

"In London you are twice as likely to be hit by an uninsured driver in London than anywhere else in the UK," a spokesman for the MIB said.

Police figures show that 10 per of drivers in London do not have cover, followed by 9.5 per cent in Merseyside and 8.3 per cent in Manchester.

The fall in the number of uninsured drivers is largely due to the system of continuous insurance enforcement brought in by the Labour Government.

This has given the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency access to the MIB database, making it harder for uninsured motorists to avoid detection.

The information is also available to police, who can use the material during roadside checks.

It is believed that this led to more motorists who would have tried to avoid paying insurance, getting cover.

As a result the number of cars seized and crushed fell from 150,000 in 2010 to 140,000 last year.

"Fewer cars are being seized because there are fewer uninsured cars out there," an MIB spokesman added.

Last year it was estimated that uninsured drivers cost the rest of the motoring population more than £500 million, adding £30 to each policy.

via the Telegraph

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