Lies void 2.4 million insurance policies
One in 12 cash-strapped motorists has lied to their car insurer which automatically invalidates their policy, research reveals.
This means that 2.4 million car insurance policies are void, according to a poll from Consumer Intelligence.
Around 60 per cent of those who gave incorrect information did so in a bid to reduce their car insurance costs, it was revealed.
The most commonly lied about factor was the driver's address, with one in 11 giving false details.
This was followed by one in 10 who gave a lower annual mileage estimate, and one in seven who lied about where their car is parked during the night.
The research also revealed that a fifth who provided incorrect details said they did so accidentally, while 5 per cent admitted to doing so to "reclaim money paid previously for expensive premiums".