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An astonishing one in six UK motorists admits to driving a car uninsured new research exclaims while younger drivers are the worst offenders.

An astonishing one in six UK motorists admits to driving a car uninsured new research exclaims while younger drivers are the worst offenders.

An astonishing one in six UK motorists admits to driving a car uninsured new research exclaims while younger drivers are the worst offenders.

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While 15 percent admit to driving a car they are not insured on a further four percent have broken the law by driving their own car uninsured.

Furthermore an additional two percent say they have driven their own car uninsured in-between the period where they were renewing their current policy moneysupermarket.com revealed.

"Motorists beware! A staggering number of drivers are prepared to hit the roads without insurance - a practice that is not only illegal but highly dangerous," said Steve Sweeney, moneysupermarket.com's head of car insurance.

"There is absolutely no excuse to be on the roads without adequate cover and I am very surprised to see the number of motorists who aren't aware that they need insurance to drive a vehicle on the public highway."

A worrying 36 percent said they drove without insurance because they did not realise they needed it and one in eight admitted they just had not got round to renewing it.

The research also highlighted the money problems experienced by the nation as almost one in ten said they could not afford cover while others thought there was no need for insurance as they do not plan on crashing.

A further seven percent said they just could not be bothered to get car insurance.

Concerning gender, men were found to be more tempted to drive without insurance as 18 percent admitted to the offence compare to 1 percent of female drivers.

Additionally, 28 percent of the 18-34 year old group had driven a vehicle uninsured compared to seven percent of the over 55 year olds.

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