Here are the counties with the highest number of uninsured drivers on the roads
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Figures that were released by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) have revealed that the number of motor insurance claims relating to uninsured or untraced drivers in the Republic of Ireland has increased by 17% this year.
In the period from 1st January to the end of July 2016, there were 1,644 claims of this type around the 26 counties. This figure represents an increase of 235 claims when compared to the amount that were lodged during the same period in 2015.
Unsurprisingly, the highest amount of claims were in Dublin, which accounted for 42% of all of these uninsured or untraced drivers.
Dublin also saw the largest increase in the number of claims that were made this year, 78 more when compared to the 2015 figure. The next highest number of claims were in Cork (129) and Galway (92).
Over the first seven months of the year, the amount of claims increased in 20 counties in total, with the largest percentage change being in Roscommon, which recorded an increase of 500%.
The next highest percentage rises were in Longford (167%), Leitrim (167%) and Mayo (113%). Four counties experienced a decline in the number of claims, the largest drop was in Limerick which had 80 claims, down from 95 in 2015. The largest percentage decline was in Waterford though as the number fell from 29 to 21, a decrease of 28%.
The number of claims in Clare and Kildare were the same across both years.
Here's the list of every county in the Republic of Ireland.
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