Don't Chance Not Reporting Penalty Points to Insurers Warns



Released on: August 03, 2011, 7:10 pm
Author: Helen Young
Industry: Travel, Automotive, Internet & Online

Drivers should not keep details from insurance companies in effort to reduce costs says online car hire comparator

03 August 2011 – Online car hire price comparison website is advising the UK's drivers not to cut corners in seeking out ways to save on car insurance this year. The award-winning website, which is home to cheap car hire deals in over 15,000 locations, advises drivers to always announce penalty points on their licences to insurers.

With UK car insurance costs continuing to be higher than ever, some drivers look to reduce their premiums by not making insurers aware of penalty points and accidents they have been previously involved with. However many drivers don't know that they are legally bound to report such facts to their insurance company.

Having been involved in an accident or incident in the past and not reporting it means that the driver can be left helpless should the insurance company decide not to pay out on a claim. In addition the driver is then also left driving without insurance under a void cover policy - also illegal under UK law.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, says: “There is no doubt that car insurance is really expensive these days so we are in a way not surprised that people would seek to lower their outgoings however possible. Not telling an insurer about previous points is inadvisable though."

“People at this time need to know that should they be involved in an accident under a void insurance policy through not announcing points, they will risk incurring extra costs - paying for other people's cars, medical bills, legal fees and such. Points on a licence and also big fines can be levied too - so holding back that penalty points information in the first place can end up costing people more money if and when they get caught out.” is the leading car hire comparison site providing cheap car hire by comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including car hire in Spain, USA and Switzerland, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire in Malaga, Denver and Geneva.

About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit

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