Industry issues stark warning to unregistered drivers

Industry issues stark warning to unregistered drivers

Industry issues stark warning to unregistered drivers The ICA is warning car owners that motor vehicle insurance claims are likely to be denied if they are driving an unregistered vehicle or do not have a licence, after revelations that police are catching more than 900 Victorian motorists a week driving unregistered cars.

ICA CEO Rob Whelan said: "Drivers of unregistered vehicles or unlicensed motorists who are involved in collisions risk liabilities of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars because third-party property and comprehensive motor vehicle insurance policies are likely to treat a claim as invalid."

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5 Comments
  • Jak 21/05/2014 10:01:13 AM
    ...no excuse being suggested here, but perhaps the phenomenon is due to the general cost of living; paying for fuel and food and rent may overweigh the perceived need to remain within the law on the road...
    Has anyone bothered to ask the police who are apprehending these careless law-breakers "why" !?
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  • Tony De Conno 21/05/2014 11:10:12 AM
    Registration and CTP insurance should be charged as a levy on fuel and therefore every motor vehicle the moment it is used it is registered and insured. This would wipe out all the unregistered vehicles.
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  • Queenslander.9 21/05/2014 11:57:56 AM
    Very inventive Tony, but this would just lead to an increase in drive-aways at the pump.
    Those who don't care about the rules - don't care about much else either.
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