Uninsured Motorists On The Increase in The UK

According to figures released by the UK’s road safety charity Brake and Direct Line insurance company, 3.3 million British car owners have been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist and that 1 in 10 car owners in the UK do not have insurance.

The same statistics show that 25% of those accidents resulted in injury and 4% caused a fatality.  Campaigns Director at Brake Julie Townsend pointed to research that shows people who drive without insurance are more likely to be involved in a crash.

Uninsured motorists are accounted for in everyone’s premiums, whether they have uninsured motorist insurance or not. On average a UK driver pays an extra £30, while American drivers have an added $50 to bear. Dollar amounts cannot begin to address the aftermath of an accident. Hopefully, as the world’s economies recover, more people will again be able to afford their premiums.

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