uninsured cars

Strict new car insurance rules kick-in.

This is a report about a new law but i don’t think it goe’s far enough, the fine’s are to small and the car should be crushed if they are caught for the second time.

Tough new laws have come into force today designed to crack down on drivers without insurance.

The new legislation rules that anyone with an uninsured vehicle must either declare their car as off the road or arrange a new policy.

Once the DVLA gets wind of an offending vehicle, the owner will be sent a warning letter telling them to take action.

The penalty for further ignorance is a £100 fine, followed by the possibility of having it clamped, seized or destroyed. Additional fines of up to £1,000 can also be implemented.

Harsh though it may sound, the new law simply requires drivers to keep up-to-date with their paperwork. All that’s needed to avoid grief from the Government is a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). Click here to find out how to apply for one.

It’s estimated that 1.4 million motorists are driving without insurance in the UK, which adds around £30 a year to the average individual’s car insurance policy.

Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said: “Anyone who receives a warning letter should take action immediately by getting insurance or contacting the DVLA to declare their vehicle off the road.”

Director of policy and research for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Neil Greig, added: “Law-abiding drivers have nothing to fear from this move, but it is important that they ensure their paperwork is up-to-date. This move should release police time to catch the minority who completely ignore the system – and literally fail to appear on it.

“We would still like to see more investment in automatic number plate recognition cameras to catch those who continue to flaunt the law.”


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