New figures from the UK’s Driving Licensing Body show that 14,618 temporary license holders were found driving without insurance in 2020 – a 16 per cent increase over two years ago.
Learned drivers are issued temporary licenses so that they can go on the road for lessons before sitting down. Driving test. They are valid for 10 years from the date of issue but are not intended as a long-term alternative to a full license.
The data obtained by RAC Insurance also shows that most of the uninsured drivers did not have a license and some were up to 13 years old.
Figures for 2020 – last year’s full figures available – show that 23 13-year-olds were caught behind the wheel, although not as bad as the last two years when 12-year-olds A large number of were caught. Driving on public roads.
More than 120 people aged 14-15 were also stopped, apparently driving without a license or insurance, but a large number of 70-year-olds were also found driving without a license and 68 years old. Five people were arrested without a license. With insurance and only a temporary license.
However, the largest group of uninsured drivers was those with full licenses. A total of 39,894 – 38% of all were uninsured – full license holders, down from 44,705 in 2018. A further 33,015 – 31% of all these uninsured – licenses had expired (4% increase). – This is a 4% increase in 2018. Approximately 2,182 uninsured drivers had non-GB licenses – only 2% of them were uninsured.
Driving without insurance can result in a fine of up to £ 1,000, and drivers caught without proper cover can have their vehicle confiscated and crushed if they do not take action.
RAC Insurance spokesman Simon Williams commented: “The fact that the number of temporary drivers caught without insurance in 2020 could be a sign of an epidemic of this epidemic and its impact on people’s learning and driving and finances. Lack of available driving tests due to covid is also likely to be a major factor behind the high number.
“It’s also the case that young drivers, who are more likely to have a temporary license, pay a disproportionate amount of tax when they buy car insurance, which makes it harder for them to afford the already expensive policies.” At the current rate of 12%, the insurance premium tax adds a huge کا 120 to a young driver’s annual کی 1,000 policy, which may be due to the fact that many people decide to drive without insurance. Do
“People who drive without a license are also driving without insurance. Their selfish actions affect everyone on the road – drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians, both physically and financially.” Puts at risk
“Thanks to the Motor Insurance Bureau for acting as the ‘last resort insurer’, no one should suffer financial loss after colliding with an uninsured driver, but every incident in which he is involved. Contributes to the average cost of insurance, paid by every law abiding driver.