According to Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB), more than 1.7 million people are breaking the law by driving a car without insurance, according to research.
An estimated 13% of all cars in London are uninsured, making it the worst offending area in the country.
Merseyside was almost as bad, with 12% of vehicles thought to be uninsured, followed close behind by Greater Manchester at 10%.
Sharing joint fourth place for the highest number of uninsured cars at 7% were West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. Six of the top ten worst postcodes for people illegally driving without cover were also within the West Midlands.
However, in Barkerend’s BD3 postcode, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, almost 50% of all vehicles were uninsured.
Ashton West, MIB chief executive, said: “The fact that 1.7 million motorists still take to the roads without insurance is staggering; but there is no doubt that the number of drivers caught each year is increasing significantly, so drivers simply cannot afford to be complacent.
“Indeed, the number of drivers across the UK who were caught without insurance last year would fill Wembley Stadium more than twice. The message to motorists is clear: driving uninsured is simply not worth the risk.”