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Roadside Insurance Check

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by jonco, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. jonco

    jonco Zorg Guru (III)
    Supporter British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Have just received the following information as part of a local Constabulary alert - thought it may be of interest to some but hope you never have to use it!.

    "The Motor Insurers’ Bureau has launched the free askMID mobile phone service to help millions of accident victims a year to check vehicle insurance details at the roadside.

    The new ‘askMID Roadside’ service, which is only accessible via a smart mobile device at
    www.askMID.com, can be used to check the insurance details of the other parties involved in a road traffic accident. MIB Chief Executive, Ashton West, believes the new mobile service will help these drivers and many others and take some of the stress out of collecting important information at the time of the accident.

    The home page of askMID.com features a
    short video demonstrating the service and an MIB press release about the launch of the askMID Roadside service is also available too.

    Overview of the service
    The askMID Roadside service provides drivers with an instant check of the Motor Insurance Database (MID) from their mobile phone – the user accesses the MID through a mobile-friendly web page. This confirms whether the other vehicle involved in the accident is showing as insured on the MID and provides the other party’s insurance details so that the claim can be pursued quickly. If the results from askMID checks are inconsistent with the vehicle involved in the accident, the user is advised to contact their insurer. In either scenario, the service signposts the user as to what to do next."
    #1 jonco, Dec 6, 2013
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  2. joey

    joey Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

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    not a bad idea, but I can already see how the criminal fraternity could use this to their advantage when doing crash for cash scams...

    double edged sword in my opinion....