A high number of motorists using the UK’s roads are currently doing so without having car insurance in place.
This is the finding of new research from MoneySupermarket.com, which showed one-in-six of those who have been behind the wheel were not legally permitted to.
According to the investigation, eight per cent have taken to the road in their own car without having cover in place, while a further six per cent said they have driven somebody else’s motor without protection.
In addition, two per cent revealed they have used their own vehicle during the space between their previous agreement running out and their renewal being completed.
Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at the price comparison website – launched in 1999 – said: “Year-on-year we are still seeing a worrying number of drivers prepared to hit the road without insurance, despite the introduction of new Continuous Insurance Enforcement rules last year.”
The industry figure noted uninsured motorists who are involved in a collision could be hit by a liability claim, points on their license and even a conviction.