Uninsured vehicle hotspots revealed

New data has revealed the locations in which drivers are most likely to be in a collision with one of the UK's two million uninsured vehicles.

According to the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), there are proportionately more uninsured drivers in Barkerend in Bradford than anywhere else in the UK.

Figures collected over the last three years also revealed that the West Midlands is a developing hotspot for uninsured driving, with six of the worst 10 areas.

The MIB manages claims from drivers involved in accidents with uninsured drivers, which cost more than £500m every year and add £30 to every honest motorist's annual premium.

Using information provided by the MIB's Motor Insurance Database, which contains details of over 35m insured vehicles in the UK, police seized over 150,000 uninsured vehicles last year, with 40% of them being disposed of or crushed.

The worst areas in the West Midlands have been revealed as: Handsworth, Small Heath and Saltley, in West Yorkshire Whitefield, Heaton and Barkerend top the charts. In Greater Manchester West Gorton, Cheetham Hill and Longsight are hotspots, while Liverpool's Croxteth, Everton and Edghill and London's Manor Park, Tottenham and Southall score highly.

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