Uninsured driving - the European way

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European Union rules that came into force on 1 March in the UK mean law-abiding motorists will have to foot the bill for repairs to the cars of uninsured drivers hit by other uninsured drivers.  The compensation scheme is run by the Motor Insurers' Bureau, which is funded through a levy (£244m in 2016). Previously, uninsured drivers were excluded from compensation. They can now claim. The MIB estimates there are one million uninsured cars on UK roads - out of almost 26 million. That is