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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 […]



February 14, 2011

BIBA reminder on Continuous Insurance Enforcement

by Gill Montia

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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), in conjunction with the DVLA and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), is reminding motorist that a new law, to be rolled out in late Spring, will mean that they must keep a vehicle insured unless they have notified the DVLA that it is being kept off-road. Details of the […]



October 29, 2010

Men make up 81% of convicted uninsured drivers

by Gill Montia

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Eighty-one per cent of those convicted of uninsured driving are men and 42% of all uninsured drivers are under 26, according to research from Confused.com. The price comparison site suggests that a vicious circle is now occurring as spiralling insurance costs for young drivers actually encourage uninsured driving. The firm’s recent price index revealed that […]



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 28, 2009

Young motorists unaware that insurance is legally required

by David Masters

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One in ten young drivers aren’t aware that car insurance is a legal requirement, while one in five are taking to the roads without insurance. A quarter of a million 17-20 year olds are getting behind the wheel without insurance cover, according to new figures from the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). Drivers in this age […]



January 20, 2009

New measures to eradicate uninsured drivers

by Gill Montia

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Road safety minister, Jim Fitzpatrick, has announced new measures that will make life more difficult for uninsured drivers. The Government plans to create an offence of keeping an uninsured vehicle, to sit alongside driving when uninsured. The minister accuses a selfish minority of drivers who refuse to insure their cars of increasing premiums for other […]