Millions of UK Motorists Mistakenly Using Roads Uninsured

Oct 08, 2012, 05:00 ET from Quotey Quotey Ltd

HALESOWEN, England, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

It has recently come to light that many people using the British roads on a daily basis are not aware of the fact that they don't have the right sort of cover. New research suggests that over 2 million motorists have driven without any insurance, with the vast majority oblivious to the fact at the time.

The latest study into driving habits with relation to insurance was conducted by LV Car Insurance. The results make surprising reading. Reportedly, a total of 2.2 million drivers have used the British roads without the insurance to do so legally, with a figure of 1.8 million doing so by mistake.

The mistake those drivers are making is actually to do with the type of cover they receive from their insurers. Many motorists borrow the car of a friend or family member without checking to see whether their policy allows for such activity. Having one insurance policy with one company does not guarantee drivers to be able to use other drivers' vehicles legally.

The result is that many people on the road are actually risking prosecution when they drive a car that doesn't belong to them and is not registered in the details of their individual insurance policy. Of course, insurance is available to cover those drivers, but it is necessary to look closely at policy details to make sure you have the right cover at the right time.

Quotey Quotey Ltd provides car insurance quotes from a range of companies online at and the team behind the site are keen to stress that drivers need to search for the most appropriate cover without taking anything for granted. The risk of prosecution is simply too much to ignore when a little extra digging usually yields the right results.

Driving without insurance is considered a serious offence and it carries significant penalties, so the team at Quotey Quotey Ltd encourage motorists to go and compare the market when shopping for car insurance, making sure to look closely at the details of the cover provided in any single quote. Insurers will offer different things in the small print, so take the time to examine each quote meticulously.

With so many drivers making the same mistake when it comes to driving without insurance, many members of the public and industry insiders feel that better information should be made available to those buying car insurance, but the best advice available is to be vigilant when making the decision to drive a borrowed vehicle and not to take any chances.

Wayne Lee, Tel No: +44(0)7968-189688,

SOURCE Quotey Quotey Ltd