MIB warns of rising instances of uninsured driving

Continued cost-of-living pressures could see more motorists risk driving without insurance this year.

According to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, driving without insurance could surge during 2024 as motorists look to cut their expenses.

It has announced that it will invest a further £5m this year to tackle the issue through a range of new initiatives and technologies. It will also expand its work with the police as part of its Operation Tutelage programme, which since 2020 has helped more than 500,000 motorists suspected of driving uninsured.

Andrews Wilkinson, chief claims officer at MIB, said: “We’ve got the number of people waiting for support to its lowest level for nearly 10 years, and we’ll continue to do all we can to support victims quickly, fairly and compassionately.

“However, we know from historical trends that when everyday living costs increase, more people make the wrong decision to drive uninsured. We understand these are tough times, but we want to encourage people to not think it’s OK to drive without insurance because it is never worth the risk. Uninsured driving causes devastation to innocent victims, there are serious consequences for those driving uninsured and ultimately, everyone pays the price.