Uninsured drivers have passed the 1000,00 mark, according to data obtained by Confused.com .
It found the number of motorists caught driving without the correct insurance increased from 86,914 in 2019, to 100,983 in 2020.
This means, those caught could have collectively paid as much as £56million in fines over the two years, based on the minimum penalty dished out to offenders being £300.
According to the data:
- More than 102,000 vehicles were seized last year, up from 96,000 in 2019
- Over the two years, drivers paid out almost £11.7million to release their vehicles
- 56,000 cars were destroyed and 9,000 sold at auction
Further research found that one in three (33%) UK drivers have borrowed or driven another car without necessarily having the right insurance, with more than half (52%) assuming they would be covered.