October 04, 2011 01:00 ET

eQuoteDirect Warn Insurance for Driving Instructors is Essential for Tutors in Big Cities

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Leading insurance broker, eQuote Direct have reacted to figures released by the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) which suggest major cities like Birmingham and Manchester have an alarmingly high number of uninsured drivers.

Figures were released by the MIB stating that despite a 25% drop in uninsured driving overall, the UK's fight against uninsured drivers is being halted by the lack of progress in the West Midlands and West Yorkshire. eQuoteDirect say insurance for driving instructors taking learners to the streets in these cities is vital as they are at such a high risk.

Some pupils prefer to learn in their own car and a lot of driving instructor insurance policies will not cover the tutor adequately, if at all while they're driving a student's vehicle. If one of these vehicles were to collide with an uninsured roadster, the driving instructor could be paying out compensation from their own pocket.

A spokesperson for eQuoteDirect commented:

'Driving instructors are always more likely to encounter accidents because of the simple fact they take new learners to the roads. Still, these hotspots for uninsured drivers make it even more risky and instructors need to take precautions to cover their own backs.'

Not one test centre in Birmingham matches the national driving test pass rate of 45.65%. Learning to drive in the city is difficult and risky enough without worrying about encountering uninsured drivers on the road.

eQuoteDirect are encouraging tutors to find the right driving instructor car insurance before they are confronted with a colossal compensation claim thanks to an uninsured driver.

To find out how the qualified insurance broker can help your business find a cheap and adequate protection quote, visit their website www.equotedirect.co.uk.

About eQuoteDirect

eQuoteDirect are specialists in the commercial insurance market. They are a Kent based broker, with many years experience in providing cover tailored to all aspects of the commercial Insurance market.

In an industry where competitive rates, risk knowledge and customer confidence are essential, eQuoteDirect offer these through a panel of insurers with a wealth of industry experience. Their relationship with these insurers allows them to quote competitive rates coupled with professionally tailored cover which gives them required edge in placing your business at the right price.

Contact Information

  • eQuoteDirect
    Unit 3, Ground Floor, Estuary View Business Park,
    Whitstable, Kent CT5 3SE
    0800 988 9266