September 1, 2017

Further evidence has emerged that (compulsory) motor insurance is falling out of favour with the Great British motoring public. Possibly because it’s been getting a bit pricey lately.

The Motor Insurer’s Burro (MIB), the body that compensates RTA victims of uninsured or unidentified drivers, recently announced that it has seen the number of claims against uninsured drivers rise by almost 10% (to an annual total of 12,000) over the past twelve months.

This increase represents an alarming reversal of a longterm decline stretching back more than a decade that saw the total fall from 25,000 to 11,000 claims annually.

The MIB’s Aztec West said people could be driving without insurance for any of a whole range of complex reasons, but that it expects to understand the causes and consequences of the phenomenon better in future as it is “currently undertaking a piece of work”.

The surprise rise in uninsured claims comes despite HM Constabulary’s best (VNPR-assisted) efforts to clamp down on uninsured vehicles by seizing them and crushing them. Efforts that are currently resulting in around 1,000 UIVs getting flattened each and every week.

Uninsured driving is basically a bit like whack-a-mole, with at least one new UIV popping up each time the rozzers succeed in compressing one. So how can it be stopped.

Bankstone News had a good long think about this one down at the Badgers and came to the conclusion that the best thing to do would be to put third party motor insurance in petrol/diesel, so you literally can’t drive without 3Pi and you pay for what you use.

But then someone said ‘what about electric cars?’ Simple: ban them! Or maybe force people to charge their batteries at authorised power points where you pay for insurance along with your fuel.

See, it’s really not that complicated!


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