A protective measure

Driving without insurance is on the up: the cost of uninsured driving has virtually trebled over the past seven years to nearly £500m in 2002, which equates to around an extra £30 a year on every UK driver's motor insurance premium.

It is in everyone's interest to reduce this yet, bizarrely, driving without insurance is not viewed as a serious crime. However, sustained, hard-hitting Government campaigns on drink-driving have completely turned around the perception of this offence, changing it

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