Study shows scale of young uninsured drivers

A third of 18-24 year-old males are willing to drive without insurance to save money, research has revealed.

Jun 22, 2017

A third of 18-24 year-old males are willing to drive without insurance to save money, research has revealed. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) claims one in four ‘millennials’ have considered not taking out car insurance to avoid high premiums – and even more men have actually done so. It added that 20 per cent of men have got into vehicles with friends they knew did not have the correct insurance, compared with 11 per cent of women. The figures were released as part of the organisation’s ‘Gone in Seconds’ campaign to raise awareness of the consequences of the crime. Uninsured drivers kill around 120 people and injure 29,000 more each year. Offenders face their vehicle being seized as well as six points on their licence and a £300 fine. Ashton West, Chief Executive of MIB, said: “We want to avoid millennials regretting their decisions particularly when it comes to taking a risk on car insurance. “Our aim is to get young people talking to each other about the serious issue of uninsured driving. Our new video as part of our Gone in Seconds campaign aims to get their attention and at the same time highlights one of the consequences.”

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