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October 25, 2011

London’s uninsured vehicles seized

by Gill Montia

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Following a major operation last week targeting London’s uninsured drivers, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) says it has taken the highest number of calls to its dedicated police helpline since the line was set up in 2007. The calls contributed to 558 vehicle seizures and 76 arrests across the capital in one day. Metropolitan Police […]



September 15, 2011

Uninsured drivers down 25%

by Gill Montia

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The number of uninsured drivers on UK roads has fallen by 25% in the past five years, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). However, illegal drivers in the West Midlands and West Yorkshire are holding back progress, with 17 of the 20 worst postcodes for uninsured drivers located in the regions. Bordesley in Birmingham […]



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

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

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 […]



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 […]



August 26, 2009

One in five young drivers uninsured

by Gill Montia

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A new report from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) estimates that around 250,000 Britons aged between 17 and 20 are driving without car insurance. The figure equates to one in five young motorists and MIB research also reveals that one in 10 young drivers claim not to be aware that car insurance is a legal […]



August 27, 2008

Helphire takes MIB to European Court

by Gill Montia

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Helphire, the firm that provides rental vehicles to motorists involved in accidents, is seeking a ruling from the European Court of Justice to recover more than £5.3 million from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The cost of Helphire’s services is paid for by insurance companies but the MIB, which compensates the victims of uninsured drivers, […]



April 9, 2008

MIB assists in seizure of 100 uninsured vehicles

by Gill Montia

Story link: MIB assists in seizure of 100 uninsured vehicles

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) has assisted police in an operation against vehicle crime that took place across south-west England and Wales, last week. Over 900 vehicles were stopped, 58 people arrested and 156 vehicles seized. Of the vehicles seized 100 had no insurance and over 50 had no tax. Fifteen arrests were made for […]