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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, 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 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 and 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.

Ed note:' Whilst the app is free there is a cost for accessing the information, see the website for details'

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