Research from Sainsburys Car Insurance has revealed that a staggering 1.15 million motorists have admitted to driving a car without being insured to do so in the last 12 months. Of these, almost 40% were aged between 17-24 and a further 22% aged 25- 34.
Penalties for driving illegally without insurance include hefty fines, a lengthy ban from driving and even having your vehicle seized and crushed. Figures from The Association of British Insurers show that the cost of uninsured motorists impacts all responsible drivers as an extra £25-£30 is added to the average annual car insurance premium.
Shockingly, 19% of those interviewed who admitted driving without insurance said that they did not think it was necessary and 13% said that they forgot to purchase it. A further 19% said they copuld not afford it and 13% also said that they did not have time to arrange cover.