Millionth uninsured vehicle seized

Top 10 areas where you don't want to be involved in a motoring accident

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Submitted by Ben Cope on Tue, 21/08/2012 - 11:48

THE MOTOR Insurers' Bureau claims that the one-millionth uninsured vehicle has been seized by police.

Bordesley, Birmingham is the worst area in the country for uninsured drivers, with eight times the number of motorists driving without insurance compared to the national average.

Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester are all fighting it out in the top ten, with Birmingham easily the worst area in the UK.

According to Wikipedia, Bordesley is: "An ethnically diverse community with ethnic minorities consisting of 71.1% of the population compared to 29.6% for Birmingham overall. The 25-44 age group represented the greatest portion of all age groups at 27.3%."

Ashton West, Chief Executive at the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), the body which compensates innocent victims of uninsured and untraced motorists said: “Although we have made significant progress in recent years with the level of uninsured driving having reduced by 30%, we still need to tackle some persistent offenders. That is why we are working with police and community leaders to engage people in these areas and improve their understanding and awareness of the law as well as the consequences.” 

Across the UK, there are currently an estimated 1.2 million uninsured drivers and the West Midlands makes up more than 60% of the top 20 worst postcodes in the country, followed by West Yorkshire making up 25%.

Top 10 areas for people driving without insurance in the UK

Index is designed to represent how over-, or under-, represented the number of claimants in a postcode area is against the national average. 1.0 is the average therefore the higher the number, the more over-represented the region is, and below 1 is under-represented. Bordesley is 7.9 times higher than the national average.

Ranking

Postal District

Approximate Postal District Name

Police Area

Index

1

B  9

Bordesley, Birmingham

West Midlands

7.9

2

B 10

Small Heath,Birmingham

West Midlands

7.0

3

BD 9

Fritzinghall and Heaton, Bradford

West Yorkshire

6.6

4

B 18

Winson Green, Birmingham

West Midlands

6.5

5

BD 8

Whitefield, Bradford

West Yorkshire

6.5

6

M 12

West Gorton, Manchester

Greater Manchester

6.5

7

B  8

Saltley, Birmingham

West Midlands

6.2

8

B 11

Tyseley, Birmingham

West Midlands

6.0

9

B 21

Handsworth, Birmingham

West Midlands

5.8

10

B  6

Aston, Birmingham

West Midlands

5.7

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