The days when vast herds of uninsured drivers ranged free across the British Isles may soon be drawing to a close.
According to the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (some kind of desk, we think, or possibly French for an office), uninsured driver numbers have plummeted over the past three years, with the young of the species particularly badly affected.
One telling indicator of population decline has been a 50% drop in claims “submitted to the bureau” from a quarter of a million three years ago to just 125,000 during the past year.
MIB spokesperson Aztec West, said maintaining uninsured driver stocks at their current levels would cost around £400m a year, noting “there is still much work to be done.”
UK Road Safety minister, Mike Pennis, blamed the decline on “the work of police” and the introduction of something called the ConInsEnf (Continuous Insurance Enforcement) law.
Be that as it may, if things continue at the present rate Mr West and his colleagues at the MIB could soon be out of job.