Having prosecuted a fair number of people for driving with no insurance, I can assure you that I felt sorry for a number of them who had obviously been lied to by dodgy insurance companies and brokers. Also, please bear in mind that a lot of no insurance cases occur when some one has a policy in force, but it did not cover the driving activity in question. One company had a little publicised exclusion for driving to and from work which caught a lot of people out.Tony said:
I seldom drive to work, but when I do I should bloody well hope I'm covered! Perhaps I'd better check!Patrick Stevens said:One company had a little publicised exclusion for driving to and from work which caught a lot of people out.
In my opinion yours woud do absolutely bugger all to reduce road accidents and merely clog the prisons up with people who would be better off serving their sentence by doing community work and putting something back, in addition to paying taxes instead of being a drain on resourses.freakhatz said:IMO Smokin Joe's attitude is precisely the problem faced in trying to reduce road casualties.
You can't treat driving like walking down the high street, the stakes are too high. Unfortunately the in-car environment makes it all too easy to forget the implications of making an error and without the consequence of a stiff sentence it is inevitable that standards of driving care will fall.