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BIBA reveals desire for crackdown on uninsured drivers

25 June 2005
The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has revealed that the insurance industry is keen for stronger penalties to be levied on those who drive without insurance.

Almost all insurance brokers (96 per cent) surveyed said they thought that tougher penalties were needed for uninsured drivers.

More than half (51 per cent) said they believed that offenders should have their car seized, and over a quarter (28 per cent) went so far as to state that uninsured drivers should be sent to prison.

"Our members see the effects of uninsured driving on their clients everyday," commented Graeme Trudgill, technical services manager at BIBA.

"Not only do uninsured drivers add an estimated £30 to every motor policy premium of honest motorists, but they pose a threat to our road safety that is not acceptable."

BIBA is consequently increasing its pressure on the government to strengthen penalties levied for drivers taking to the roads without insurance.

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