An estimated 4,800 drivers in Mayo are uninsured, according to new figures released this week by the Irish Brokers Association.
The broker group is calling for tougher measures against uninsured drivers.
“There are 81,500 licensed drivers in Mayo, of which an estimated 6 per cent are uninsured,” said Brian McNelis, director of general services at the Irish Brokers Association.
“Our current legislation on one hand makes motor insurance compulsory, and on the other pays claims, via the MIBI, on behalf of uninsured drivers.
“The fact is tougher measures need to be in place because the current process simply is not working - uninsured drivers keep re-offending, and the MIBI keeps picking up the claims,” he said.