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The survey, by comparison site Moneysupermarket.com, revealed that fourteen per cent of parents have insured their child to drive by pretending to be the main driver, a practice known as 'fronting'.
Meanwhile a further 15 per cent said they would consider doing the same in order to reduce insurance costs for their youngsters.
Despite one in four claiming they believe it is legal to do so, 'fronting' is anything but.
Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at Moneysupermarket, told The Telegraph: 'Fronting on a car insurance policy is illegal and it is worrying how many motorists are willing to take this risk.
'Despite the obvious attraction of cutting costs on your car insurance policy, there will be serious repercussions if you are caught falsely claiming to be the main driver of the vehicle.'
Mr Harrison warned tempted parents to 'think twice', and added: 'In the longer term anyone with a case of fraud against them could end up being refused cover by an insurer in the future.
'There are certainly much better way to save on the cost of car insurance for younger drivers.'
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