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Elham AbolFateh
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Monday 29 May 2017

Automobile

A quarter of drivers lie about penalty points on their car insurance forms

Sunday 14/May/2017 - 09:08 AM
Sada El Balad
Alaa Turki
Nearly a quarter of drivers have lied to their car insurer about points on their licence، a new study has found.

According to the RAC، 23 per cent of drivers have not informed their insurer about penalty points on their driving licences. There are currently 2.8 million drivers with points on their licence، meaning around 654،158 drivers are risking invalidating their insurance.

Under the Road Traffic Act، it is an offence to withhold relevant information – such as penalty points – from your insurer when applying for cover.

Worryingly، a further 18 per cent of respondents said they would not tell their insurer in the future if they received points. The RAC said drivers are likely to be withholding information about penalty points from their provider to keep their premiums down.

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