From early 2011 a new scheme is being introduced to make sure that all vehicles stay insured or a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is made. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) are working together to reduce the number of uninsured drivers.
The police already seize about 500 uninsured vehicles every day. To help combat uninsured driving even further, when the new law is introduced it will result in:
- clamping of uninsured vehicles that have not declared Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
Records held by DVLA will be compared with those on the Motor Insurance Database (MID).
From early 2011, if it appears from the database comparison that a vehicle has no insurance or no SORN, a letter will be sent to the registered keeper.
If the keeper takes no action, the keeper faces:
- a fixed penalty fine of £100
- court prosecution and be fined up to £1,000
- having the vehicle clamped, seized and destroyed
Full Info at:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Own...DM&CRE=Furl