There were 70,800 non-insured drivers in Belgium last year, the Sudpresse papers reported on Monday. That’s a 2.4% increase compared to 2013. The statistics were provided by the Belgian Communal Guarantee Fund (FCGB). 7,826 of these drivers were involved in accidents. Cars weighing less than 3.5 tons come top of the list, with 51,912 vehicles being driven without insurance; an increase of 12%. 15,683 motorbikes had no insurance in 2014, a fall of 4%.
The number of uninsured transport vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons went up by 20%. 2,715 vehicles in this category had no insurance, compared to 2,268 in 2013. There were 1,150 tow trucks, tractors, agricultural vehicles, port vehicles, forestry vehicles and construction vehicles without insurance in 2014. There were also a small number of taxis, buses, ambulances and rental cars without insurance.