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Top 10 uninsured driver hotspots revealed

London drivers dominate the list of uninsured areas

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A new report has revealed the shocking number of uninsured cars on UK roads.

Insurer Churchill analysed data from the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) to find the country’s uninsured hotspots, with East London topping the list.

London tops the list of hotspots

It’s estimated that one in eight cars on the roads in the east of the capital are uninsured, with North and South-East London making numbers two and three in the list of worst-affected areas. Churchill found around 216,000 of the 3.9 million cars in London are illegally uninsured.

Elsewhere in the country, Liverpool is fourth in the list of uninsured areas, with 7.9% of cars on the roads without insurance. Bradford, Manchester and Ilford also make the list.

Across the whole of the UK, it’s estimated there are more than one million uninsured vehicles on the roads.

Top 10 areas for uninsured vehicles

  1. East London
  2. North London
  3. South East London
  4. Liverpool
  5. Bradford
  6. Manchester
  7. North West London
  8. Oldham
  9. Ilford
  10. East Central London

Mark Chiappino from Churchill commented: “The number of uninsured vehicles on the roads is alarming. Car insurance is a legal requirement but hundreds of thousands of motorists continue to flout the law.”

As well as breaking the law, uninsured drivers push up premiums of honest drivers by approximately £33 per year, and can leave other drivers out of pocket further in the case of a claim. Read more about uninsured drivers and how to protect yourself against them in our guide.