Motorists are urged to check they are insured. Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is hit by an uninsured or hit and run driver and tragically at least one person a day suffers an injury so severe that they require lifelong care, say the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
During November Police Forces executed Op Drive Insured across the UK in an urgent bid to stop dangerous uninsured motorists and protect road users by checking drivers were insured against the Motor Insurance Database (MID). Work needs to continue to drive down the numbers of uninsured drivers on our roads.
Whilst most uninsured drivers knowingly do so, there are unfortunately occasions when people may unwittingly drive without the correct cover therefore it is important to check you are covered. It is easy to check as to whether your car is insured by checking the Motor Insurance Database (askMID.com). All you need to do is enter your registration details and it should reveal immediately if the vehicle is insured.
Paul Farley, Law Enforcement Manager at the MIB in response to the Police action states: –
“It’s sadly become an all-too-common experience to hear on the news that yet another person’s life has been cut short after being hit by an illegal motorist. We’re working day and night with our police partners to put an end to this. We hope Op Drive Insured sends a clear message that no one is above the law and those who choose to drive without insurance will not get away with it.”
Many people may think that if they suffer injury after being hit by an uninsured driver that they have no right to seek compensation.
At Bridge McFarland LLP, we see first-hand how people’s lives can be devastated by road traffic accidents through no fault of their own. If you have been injured by an uninsured driver, it is still possible to claim through the uninsured driver compensation scheme. Although there are a number of requirements to be met to be eligible, we have years of experience to help you seek compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and obtain urgent assistance with rehabilitation.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, contact our personal injury team today for a no obligation enquiry.
Read the Motor Insurers’ Bureau article here: https://www.mib.org.uk/media-centre/news/2022/november/motorists-urged-to-check-they-re-covered-as-police-launch-national-crackdown-on-uninsured-driving/