Young male drivers are the worst offenders when it comes to getting behind the wheel without car insurance, it has been claimed. According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), this particular group of uninsured people clock up some 3.7 million hours a month on the UK's roads.
Some new superminis are easy targets for thieves, according to a survey by Which? Despite their green and economic reputation these small cars could cost more in insurance payments due to break-ins.
It is a common belief among motorists of all ages and types that they are good drivers and that it is other people who are at fault. In reality it seems that this may not be quite true according to a recent survey by a leading high street bank.
According to new figures released by the Association of British Insurers the number of vehicles being seized and crushed by the authorities has increased.
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau) are working together on a new scheme to make sure that all vehicles in the UK are either insured or declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification).
A company car driver is more likely to be caught speeding than committing any other road offence, it has been reported.
Police officers are choosing to take unnecessary risks during high-speed chases, according to the sector watchdog.
With the incidence of casual car crime on the increase driver should be more careful about what they leave in their cars whilst they are unattended.
Motorists in the UK could soon be subjected to random roadside testing as part of a new national initiative to rid drink-driving from highways, it has been reported. According to the report ministers are considering introducing the assessments in areas where the offence is expected to occur.
Police have now got access to the national motor insurance database and have the power to seize uninsured vehicles, a spokesman for the British Insurance Brokers' Association has pointed out. Seized vehicles can then be impounded or even crushed if found on the road with no insurance.