Cavan sees big decrease in insurance claims involving uninsured drivers

County Cavan saw one of the biggest decreases in insurance claims involving uninsured vehicles in the first seven months of the year. The survey by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland showed there were 13 fewer claims up to July this year, a 34 per cent decrease on the same period in 2017.

This was the fourth largest decrease after Louth, Leitrim and Roscommon. Monaghan saw a 12 per cent decrease in the number of claims against uninsured or untraceable vehicles, still greater than an average decrease nationwide of 8 per cent.

The bureau which was set up to compensate victims of road accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles, has recently introduced new measures to get tough on fraud. CEO David Fitzgerald says their strategy to tackle growth in fraud is paying dividends;