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Thursday 18th of January 2018
November 24, 2009

Public for tougher action against uninsured drivers

by Richard Kilner

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The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has commissioned research by YouGov which shows that the public consider using a mobile phone whilst driving to be the greatest menace on UK roads.

In addition, there is strong public support for insurers taking strong measures to try and expose motorists who conceal offences such as using a mobile phone or exceeding the speed limit to try and acquire insurance for a lower cost.

More than seven in ten surveyed thought mobile-users to be a danger, followed by 45% who considered young male drivers to be a menace, and 34% who thought uninsured drivers were likely to cause an accident.

Director of General Insurance and Health Nick Starling has said that honest motorists are fed up with deceitful drivers lying to try and gain cheaper insurance.

Starling added that the ABI was in discussions with the Government to see whether they might be able to check relevant motoring convictions and endorsements.

The poll backs up one commissioned by moneysupermarket.com in September which found that 62% of motorists wanted harsher punishments for uninsured motorists.

 

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