LONDON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Carrentals.co.uk highlights the risks for drivers not reporting points on their driving licences
UK's leading car hire comparison site Carrentals.co.uk is warning of the dangers of drivers not reporting driving licence points to insurance companies.
With the rising cost of car insurance, some drivers are often tempted to not report an incident or the addition of points on a licence. However, many drivers are unaware that it is a legal requirement to inform the insurance company of any change in circumstance.
Drivers who have an accident but have previously failed to report points risk insurance companies refusing to pay out due to the withholding of information. This results in the insurance becoming void, rendering the driver uninsured which is a criminal offence.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: "As expensive as insurance can be, it is essential for drivers to inform insurance companies about any points they have on their licence.
"If drivers do have an accident, and insurers void the insurance, drivers themselves will have to pick up the bill for the damage to all vehicles and property, injury claims made against them, legal fees and expenses. There is also a possibility of getting additional points on a licence and a fine for driving without insurance, so what may seem like a good idea to save money at first by not reporting points to the insurance company will leave drivers worse off financially in the long run."
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site providing cheap car hire by comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including car hire in Spain, USA and Switzerland, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire in Malaga, Denver and Geneva.
In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit http://www.carrentals.co.uk