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Uninsured Drivers Receiving Lower Fines

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Figures published earlier this month have suggested that uninsured drivers are receiving fines which are significantly less than the average cost of insuring a car within the UK.

According to the figures published by a leading insurance company, whilst the average cost of insuring a car in the UK is £600, fines issued to the half a million drivers who have been caught driving without valid insurance over the last four years are significantly less.

The figures suggest that courts within Warwickshire issue, on average, the highest fines – with the average fine from Warwickshire totalling £385; whilst courts within South Yorkshire issue, on average, the smallest penalty fine – with the average being £260.

Overall, the figures suggest that the UK average fine issued to uninsured drivers is £322; with additional figures from the Ministry of Justice suggesting that penalty fines have increased in value since 2010.

As experienced road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire, we understand that drivers caught without the correct insurance can receive a penalty fine of up-to £5,000, as well as a 12 month ban in the most serious of cases; whilst police also have the power to seize and destroy any vehicles stopped.

In a bid to limit the penalty received, it is important when facing allegations of driving without valid insurance, that you seek the advice of our experienced road traffic solicitors, who will be able to represent you throughout any proceedings which may arise.

To find out how our solicitors can help you, contact us today.