A free mobile phone service launched by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) goes live this week to help accident victims 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 incident.
MIB Chief Executive, Ashton West, says the service will help drivers and take some of the stress out of collecting important information at the time of the accident.
“Accidents can be harrowing experiences, but collecting accurate details at the scene of the accident is absolutely essential to making insurance claims for damage and injuries. The new askMID Roadside service provides drivers with an instant check of the Motor Insurance Database (MID) from their mobile phone. 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.”
“It offers motorists peace of mind that the insurance details provided by the other driver at the scene of an accident match the records held on the MID.”
base. If the results from askMID checks are inconsistent with the person you’ve had an accident with, you should report that to your insurer immediately.”