Police figures show Durham to have the highest percentage of uninsured drivers
Over 118,000 uninsured drivers in England since 2013
New research has shown that, in relation to its population figures, Durham has the highest number of fines and convictions for people driving without car insurance in England.
After sending out Freedom of Information requests to police forces throughout the country, the insurance comparison website, Cuuver, discovered that there have been over 118,000 recorded incidents of uninsured drivers on roads across England over the past four years.
Despite a population of just 48,069 people, Durham saw a total of 1,087 recorded incidents of people driving without car insurance between 2013 and 2016. This averages out at 0.57% of the population.
In contrast, Manchester's population of 2.7 million only had 1,810 recorded incidents in the same time period. This makes Manchester the lowest city in England for uninsured drivers, with just 0.02% of residents being fined or prosecuted.
The police region with the highest number of reported incidents was Greater London. Between 2013 and 2016, a total of 70,354 incidents of driving without insurance were recorded. However, this only works out at 0.21% of the population.
Greater London Police also told Cuuver that the highest recorded speed in their region was 155-mph in a 50-mph zone.