A recent study conducted by a UK comparison site revealed that one in six UK drivers take to the wheel without car insurance.
Of the participants in the study, 4% admitted to breaking UK law by driving without car insurance, with almost half of these respondents saying that they didn’t know they needed car insurance. One in eight respondents said that they didn’t have enough time to renew their policies and a few admitted that they felt car insurance was unnecessary because they will never have an accident.
Steve Sweeney, a representative for the comparison site responsible for the survey said, “No matter how safe you think your driving is, if you are involved in a crash and you don’t have insurance, you could face thousands of pounds in liability, a conviction including six points on your licence as well as the headache of charges up to GBP 5,000.”
According to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), uninsured drivers pay GBP 380 million a year for causing damages to other motorists, “The facts speak for themselves, it really isn’t worth taking the risk, and for those who are foregoing car insurance for cost reasons, it is clearly a false economy,” added Sweeney.
The survey also revealed that men are more likely to drive without insurance, with almost one in five admitting to not being covered. Younger drivers were found to be the biggest risk takers on the road, with 28% of 18-34 year olds admitting to driving uninsured.
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Contacts: Endsleigh Vicki O’Connell 01242 866611 or 07951 011914 Vicki.O’Connell@endsleigh.co.uk