The number of motor insurance claims relating to uninsured or untraced drivers recorded in Louth increased last year, according to new figures released by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).
In total 127 claims were made in Louth in 2017, up by 7% from the 119 claims submitted from the county in 2016.
The claim figures were also higher than the 2015 levels, when a total of 121 Louth claims were recorded.
Nationally the MIBI outlined the raised number of claims received throughout the country during 2016 was sustained in 2017. In total 2,758 claims were made throughout the Republic of Ireland in 2017, which represents a jump of 242 more claims than in 2015. On a countrywide basis there was a marginal 2% decrease in received claims between 2017 and 2016, when a total of 2,802 claims were submitted.