Research by Quotezone and CompareNI, one of the leading names in car, business premises and motorcycle insurance across Northern Ireland, has found that lacking satisfactory insurance cover accounted for 17% of all motoring offences in Northern Ireland according to official figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
However, motoring offences related to insurance fell by 6% over the last 12 months, a drop of nearly 500 detections to 7545 detections.
The data collected from June 2018 – May 2019 found that men are five times more likely to commit insurance offences than woman, a trend reflected across all offences. Men aged from 30-49 (3,390 offences) were identified as committing the most insurance related offences followed by the 18-29 age group (3,035).
May, the last month the report covered, has the highest number of insurance convictions in past 12 months (760 offences).
The category with the highest number of offences was speeding with 7570 detections. Even though speeding offences were down 7% in the past 12 months, May had an annual high with over 1,000 offences, the next highest was October with 770.
The overall number of motoring offences for Northern Ireland has fallen from 51,000 to 44,700, a 12% drop over the past 12 months.
Responding to the new data, Greg Wilson, founder and CEO of Northern Ireland’s largest comparison site, Compare NI, and Quotezone.co.uk, which covers the UK, says: “The overall decline in motoring offences this year is expected since the country has been in lockdown but the spike in speeding and insurance convictions for May is concerning.
“Even if motorists have previous motoring offences, there is the option to shop around, negotiate and investigate different types of car insurance. We have designed our comparison site to help customers see a wide variety of quotes, instantly, so they can make an informed choice.”
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