As part of this initiative, MIB invited Milton Keynes MPs Iain Stewart and Mark Lancaster to its offices on 10 March.
Iain Stewart said, ‘I was aware of the good work that MIB undertakes but this visit has enlightened me to the scope of their efforts to help protect innocent people from those who violate the law.’
Mark Lancaster added, ‘I’m pleased to be able to meet with MIB to highlight the serious consequences of uninsured drivers on our roads and how we best support the innocent victims thereafter. This is a practice that needs to be eradicated and working closely with key organisations can only have a positive outcome.’
MIB works with police forces across the country to take uninsured drivers off the road. Last year 145,000 vehicles were seized by police for no insurance. It handles over 25,000 claims a year for accidents caused by uninsured or untraced drivers.
It also provides a Police Helpline service for police at the roadside to verify insurance details, as well as an advice line to members of the public who receive a warning letter for not having insurance in place under the Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) initiative which is run jointly with the DVLA.
Ashton West, chief executive at MIB, said, ‘We are proud to be a Milton Keynes based employer and of the work we do to ensure victims of uninsured driving and ‘hit and runs’ receive the compensation they are entitled to. MIB looks forward to working closely with local MPs to reduce uninsured driving in their constituencies.’Article is care of www.bodyshopmag.com and can be found here