Uninsured drivers rise by 131pc in Longford

The chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland says Longford is very much on their radar regarding claims for uninsured or untraced drivers.

The bureau is a not-for-profit organisation, established to compensate victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.

A total of 2,758 claims were made across the country last year, and while just 30 of those cases were from Longford, the increase in the county since 2015 concerns the bureau.

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David Fitzgerald says the bureau is determined to tackle fraudulent claims around the country, including in Longford, where the number of claims has increased by 131 per cent over the last two years.