Over 30,000 vehicles lack insurance

carCar in traffic. Photo Norway Today Media.

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30,000 vehicles are not insured, one and a half years after the introduction of fines for everyone who does not have insurance, figures from the Motor Insurance Association (TFF) show.

“It is disappointing that so many still take the risk of driving without insurance. In the worst case, one can end up as a debt slave through causing a personal injury in traffic and having to cover compensation claims in the million-class,” says Torbjørn Brandeggen, communications adviser at Tryg Forsikring.

In March 2018, the authorities imposed penalties for anyone who lacks statutory vehicle insurance. At that time around 69,000 vehicles were lacking insurance. At the start of 2019, the number had dropped to about 38,000.

Nearly half of the uninsured vehicles as of December 3rd are passenger cars, followed by mopeds, vans, tractors, motorcycles, snowmobiles and trucks.

Two years ago, more than NOK 150 million was paid to people who were involved in a traffic accident caused by uninsured or unknown vehicles.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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