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Tougher penalties on the way for uninsured drivers

New plans to enforce tougher penalties for motorists caught driving without insurance have been welcomed by The British Insurance Broker's Association (BIBA). The current fixed penalty is £200, which many considered to be extremely low considering what horrors not having any insurance can cause. Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP is now set to raise this to £300.

BIBA has been calling for tougher penalties for uninsured drivers for a very long time and, following discussions with Stephen Hammond MP, is pleased that this tougher stance has been announced which it hopes will act as a stronger deterrent.

It is estimated that for every uninsured driver in the UK, honest motorists pay around £30 per policy. Uninsured drivers are also statistically five times more likely to be involved in road accidents, fail to comply with traffic laws or to be engaged in other criminal activity. It does not paint a pretty picture and the sooner people can be brought to book, the sooner our roads will be clear of these selfish and illegal motorists.

For those who do wish to obey the law and have a sense of responsibility to themselves and their fellow road users, having the advice of a broker when buying vehicle insurance is a useful and cost effective method of obtaining the right insurance. One quick call to Westhill Insurance Services will ensure you get sensible advice from a friendly and helpful team of advisors who put you first. We will take into account the type of vehicle(s) you drive, your mileage, the type of journeys you undertake and, of course, your budget! Even if you have had problems getting insurance in the past, we may be able to help you – give us a call, there's nothing to lose and you will receive advice which will allow you to make an informed decision about the insurance which is right for you.

No one wants to think they may have an accident, but at least if you do, you will know you are legally covered as well as having the comfort of the support of the team at Westhill Insurance Services.

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Posted on 15th July, 2013