November 10, 2008

Numer of UK Rogue Drivers Fall

A recent report by the Department of Transport into the number of rogue drivers on UK roads stated that over 11% of drivers were commiting an offence, with 3.4% commiting a serious offence such as driving without insurance or driving whilst disqualified.

Although this accounts for 4.77 million of UK drivers, the report stated that the number of unlicensed  drivers had actually been slashed by half over two years and the level of uninsured drivers dropped from 1.9% in 2006 to 1.2%.

The number of drivers which failed to produce a valid MOT certificate had dropped from 4.2% to 1.5% and the level of drivers stopped without valid vehicle tax also dropped by 1% over the two year period.

Jim Fitzpatrick, Road Safety Minister sated: “Uninsured drivers add £30 a year to every motorist’s insurance premium and it is estimated that uninsured and untraced drivers kill 160 people and injure 23,000 every year.”

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