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February 16, 2010

UK’s uninsured driver hotspots revealed

by Gill Montia

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A growing number of people are driving without insurance, moneysupermarket.com has warned.

To make the point, the price comparison website has compiled a top 10 hotspots list for the uninsured drivers who are responsible for bumping up the cost of the average car insurance policy by £30, to provide for their accident victims.

The firm has analysed almost three million car insurance quotes over a 12 months period to establish clusters of IN10 convictions – the offence code for driving without insurance.

The league table is as follows: Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire where 28.42% of searches had IN10 convictions; HebdenBridge, West Yorkshire 24.88%; Glasgow 20.43%; Manchester 17.42; Galston, Ayrshire 15.79%; Hackney, London 14.39%; Nechells, Birmingham 14.29%; Dunstable, Bedfordshire 12.84%; Leominster 12.45%; Notting Hill, London 12.37%.

Moneysupermarket.com’s head of car insurance, Steve Sweeney, points out: “Whatever the distance, driving without insurance is illegal … anyone caught doing so could face hefty penalties which include a £200 on-the-spot fine and six points on their licence.”

He adds: “There’s also the possibility of the car being impounded – involving a £150 collection charge … if Brits are foregoing their motor insurance for cost reasons it clearly is a false economy.”

According to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau there are currently around 1.7 million drivers on UK roads without cover.


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