In 2006 the Police removed over 78,000 uninsured vehicles from UK roads. In 2007 the final number will be nearer to 150,000.
In the same two-year period the number of claims made involving uninsured and untraced drivers fell by almost 10%.
According to the Bureau, that equates to over £30m in savings and, allowing for the rise in personal injury claims seen by the insurance market over a similar period, the real reduction in claims is probably close to 15%.
The MIB also claimed that the