Drivers may have cancelled their agreement during the lockdown in a desperate attempt to save money and may have forgotten to reapply,
Kyle Gordon, Head of National Roads Policing Operations, Intelligence and Investigation (NRPOII) has warned uninsured drivers were more likely to cause fatal car crashes.
He said: “Many people will see uninsured driving as a victimless crime at best, or as only impacting on the profits of large insurance companies at worst.
“This is not the case. We know from our work in roads policing that uninsured drivers are statistically significantly more likely to cause a death or injury on the road, which too often sadly brings devastation to victims, families and communities up and down the country.