Uninsured Motor Seizures Up Dramatically
by Stewart Douglas
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Police throughout the UK seized over 150,000 vehicles without insurance over the course of 2007, far more than in previous years, reflecting a growing trend towards breaking the law as it relates to motor insurance, according to the Motor Insurance Bureau in a statement released today.
The motor insurance body revealed today that there had been a substantial increase in the number of seized vehicles over the period, which has given rise to several schools of thought as to the origins of the increase in number.
The total number of car seized over 2007 is far greater than the number reported by the body in 2006, which was a mere 78,000 – almost half the number reported today for last year, reflecting a growing void of uninsured vehicles on the road nationwide.
However, whilst some bodies have suggested the number of uninsured vehicles on the road may be rising, others (including the Motor Insurance Bureau) have suggested more efficient crackdowns on uninsured motorists throughout the UK
“There is no doubt about it – we are really beginning to win the war against uninsured driving. Now, with Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) just a year away, there really will be no hiding place left for those drivers who continue to drive without insurance,” said the Motor Insurance Bureau today.
Simultaneously the number of claims on insurance policies for accidents with uninsured motorists has fallen by some 10%, which the MIB has suggested has saved around £30 million over the period.