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May 23, 2011

Awareness campaign launch ahead of motor insurance crackdown

by Gill Montia

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The Department for Transport has today launched a national awareness campaign warning motorists that from 20th June, it becomes an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured. To make sure everyone is aware of change, adverts will be appearing on satellite and terrestrial TV channels. According to Road Safety […]



July 23, 2010

MIB reveals uninsured driver hotspots

by Gill Montia

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The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has identified the UK’s uninsured driving hotspots and placed Barkerend in Bradford (BD3) at the top of the list. The West Yorkshire location is followed by West Gorton, Manchester (M12). With half of the worst-offending postcodes in the West Midlands, the Birmingham suburbs of Small Heath (B10), Handsworth (B21) and […]



February 24, 2010

Over two-thirds of UK drivers hazy on “fronting”

by Gill Montia

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Large numbers of motorists could be deceiving their car insurers by naming themselves as the main driver of a vehicle when they are not. An example of this would be a parent insuring a car and declaring themselves the main driver in order to reduce the premium, when in fact their son or daughter will […]



January 18, 2010

MIB and Top Gear unite to promote car insurance

by Richard Kilner

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The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) have teamed up with topgear.com to quiz visitors to the popular TV programme’s website about getting into uninsured vehicles. The partnership is part of the MIB’s Stay Insured campaign, which is seeing the organisation emphasise the importance of insurance to motorists, particularly young drivers. Young motorists are more likely to […]



October 13, 2009

Young drivers submit to peer pressure

by Richard Kilner

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People aged 17-21 are being killed in car accidents due to peer pressure, inadequate training and not wearing seatbelts, according to research commissioned by Aviva. The research reveals that one in three young drivers alter the way they drive when there is more than one friend in the car, with one in five paying less […]



October 7, 2009

AXA warns against cutting insurance costs

by Richard Kilner

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AXA Insurance, in association with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has commissioned research which reveals that over 500,000 people are uninsured in their place of work. In addition, only 34% of businesses are aware of the legal necessity to cover their employees with employers’ liability insurance. From this sub-optimal starting point many businesses are […]



September 24, 2009

London drivers top “uninsured” list

by Gill Montia

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New research from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) shows the extent to which uninsured drivers blight some of the UK’s largest conurbations. According to the MIB, 13% of vehicles in the Greater London area are being driven without insurance, followed by 12% across Merseyside and 10% in Greater Manchester. West Yorkshire and the West Midlands […]



April 30, 2009

FSA gives Reale approval

by Richard Kilner

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The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has given its approval to new insurance broker Reale Insurance Brokers Limited, which is part of the Market insurance Brokers (MIB) group of companies. Reale Insurance’s chairman is Derek Ford, and its chief executive officer is Mike Lewis. Lewis has expressed his delight that the reinsurance and wholesale insurance broking […]



March 30, 2009

Police seize 460 uninsured vehicles per day

by Gill Montia

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The battle against uninsured motorists is hotting up with the Association of Chief Police Officers and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) reporting that police are seizing more than 460 uninsured vehicles a day. In addition, the number seized last year rose to more than 170,000, up from 78,000 in 2006, the first full year following the […]