On the 4th of July Churchill, the well known and trusted car insurance provider, posted this revealing Facebook post:
Yes, that's right, over a million uninsured drivers are now on the roads of the UK putting honest UK drivers such as yourself in danger and costing you a pretty penny.
Then on the 7th of July they posted this revealing blog post breaking down the research showing that East London is an area with the highest concentration of uninsured drivers!
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According to Churchill and their motoring partners:
- East London has the highest number of uninsured drivers in the UK
- Half of the top ten UK areas for uninsured vehicles are located in London
- There are an estimated 55,000 uninsured drivers in Birmingham
This is simply unacceptable.
What's a simple and effective way to encourage people to insure their cars? By having physical proof on every single car. People are flouting the rules because they don't have to show that they have insurance!
The DVLA wants to move with technology. That's great, but they should have done it like us and create a smart badge. They abolished the Tax Disc and insurance is the first thing to go with it. Not only that but since the abolishment there has been a sharp rise in uninsured AND underage drivers!
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But why should it concern you if people are driving around uninsured?
- It hikes up premium rates leading to more adults going without cover and pushing up your insurance
- It costs the British motorists around £400 million a year in payouts
- If you're hit by an uninsured driver it could mean losing your no claims bonus and paying excess rates
So what's the solution?
More and more people need to show physical proof that they have an insured car. Insurance companies will be more likely to lower rates if there was an easy way to confirm that you are insured and if you're a responsible driver.
And if more people show that they are insured then it will be easier to spot the crooks acting as a deterrent for such behaviour.
But how can you officially prove you're up-to-date?
Well we've made life extremely easy and come up with the VSD Smart Disk. A Smart Disk from VSD, with embedded technology, sits where your old tax disk used to sit. Many of us still miss the Tax Disk it's true, but our Vehicle Smart Disks aren't just simple replacements but also acts as a reminder system for Road Tax, Insurance and MOT. All of this information is also easily accessible via our App.
Sounds excellent? You should hear about our online storage system that means you can save your driving licence in our vault and carry it around with you on your phone.
The DVLA are doing nothing to combat this problem but we are.
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