There has been a 76% increase in the number of claims made involving uninsured drivers in Kerry in the first half of this year.
Thirty seven claims were made for the first six months of 2016 compared to 21 for the same time last year.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland has issued a warning following a significant increase this year in the number of uninsured private vehicles on roads.
As of the end of November, there were over 151,000 uninsured private vehicles on roads making up 7.4% of the national fleet.
In the first 6 months of this year there were 1,644 claims involving uninsured drivers.
The MIBI figures also show the growing number and proportion of uninsured vehicles over the last 6 years.
In 2011 there were just over 85,000; the figure grew considerably in 2014, 2015 and over the course of this year.