Nearly one in five driver details held by the Drivers Vehicle Licensing Agency are incorrect, a Conservative MP has claimed. The Shadow transport secretary claimed that around 18 per cent of the information the agency has on UK motorists is incorrect.
This means that the company currently has factually inaccurate records stored on around 7.8 million drivers. And this could encourage people taking to the roads illegally to continue, the politician added. Criminals could be avoiding paying for car insurance and also road tax payments.
"This is a startling figure which has worrying consequences for the safety of people on Britain's roads," he said.
"It also makes it much easier for the rogue drivers to keep on driving."
People who flout the law in this way are only making it more and more expensive for those of us who do our duty to keep our cars on the road. If you are involved in an accident with a vehicle whose driver does not have insurance your insurance company will have to foot the whole bill. This means that when your renewal comes around your premiums are likely to increase. So it is best to shop around.