One in six motor insurance customers inputs false information

Around 17% of motor insurance customers are inputting false driving licence information when they apply for cover online, a blind test carried out for the ABI has revealed.

The association asked the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to conduct anonymous checks on insurance customers’ licence details.

This showed that one in six had supplied wrong details, such as addresses and previous penalty points and convictions. The test also showed that 1% of those seeking insurance do not even possess a valid driving licence.

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