New research has revealed that 4% of UK motorists currently driving on roads in Britain have no insurance whatsoever. The research was carried out by the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) who found that 1.5 million cars on UK roads are not insured. The upshot is that £30 is added to the cost of each honest driver’s policy to cover the cost of uninsured drivers involved in road accidents. However the MIB did uncover some encouraging news as well as it found that the number of uninsured drivers has actually decreased from 5% to 4% in the space of 12 months. Experts believe the drop in the number of illegal motorists in the UK may have been caused by the police crack downs which have been taking place across the country to uncover uninsured drivers. With the use of the Motor Insurance Database it’s becoming more and more difficult for illegal drivers to hide as police are able to enter a suspect car registration number into the system, and find out instantly whether the vehicle has adequate insurance. Some insurance specialists have recommended that car owners check their own details on the Motor Insurance Database to ensure their information is correct so as to avoid being singled out for investigation unnecessarily.