BIBA issues summer car insurance warning

09 August 2005 / by None
More than 1.5 million British motorists could be at risk when driving abroad this summer because they are inadequately insured, the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is warning.

According to BIBA, many of the British drivers who take their cars abroad this summer could fall foul of local motoring laws because their insurance does not cover them for driving abroad.

Insurance policies taken out in the UK may offer no protection abroad or only third party cover, and may be limited to certain time periods, BIBA advises.

Graeme Trudgill, technical services manager at BIBA, said: "Many motorists don’t check their car insurance to find out whether they are covered for driving abroad.

"Although having fully comprehensive cover at home, they may only have third party cover for driving abroad or find they are not covered at all."

BIBA advises all motorists planning to take their cars with them to foreign climes this summer to contact their broker or insurer to make sure they have adequate cover to span their entire holiday.

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