Britain’s uninsured vehicle hotspots are mostly located in the capital while more than a million motorists across the UK still lack insurance, a new study has found.
The latest research by insurer Churchill found that half of the top ten areas in the UK for uninsured cars are in London, where about 216,000 of over 3.9 million vehicles have no insurance, The Guardian
Topping the list is East London, where one in eight cars or 13.4% of vehicles on the roads lack insurance.
North London and South East London rank second (9.3%) and third (9.1%) respectively among uninsured car hotspots, followed by Liverpool (7.9%) and Bradford (7.6%).
Completing the list are Manchester (7.4%), North West London (7.4%), Oldham (7.2%), Ilford (7.1%) and East Central London (6.6%).
“The number of uninsured vehicles on the roads is alarming,” The Guardian
quoted Mark Chiappino of Churchill as saying. “Car insurance is a legal requirement but hundreds of thousands of motorists continue to flout the law.”
“Drivers across the UK are paying higher premiums as a result of unscrupulous drivers that fail to insure their vehicles,” he added.
Chiappino called for a greater recognition of the risks of uninsured driving in the UK and much tougher penalties for those convicted offenders.
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