Change in law means uninsured drivers face fine and loss of car
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The new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law makes it an offence to be a keeper of an uninsured vehicle rather then just driving it whilst uninsured.
Registered keepers of uninsured vehicles will be sent a letter telling them that their vehicle appears to be uninsured and warning them of the consequences if they fail to do so.
The consequences include Â£100 fine or having their vehicle clamped, seized or destroyed. Court prosecution is also a possibility.
The chief executive of the Motor Insurers Bureau, the statutory body that pays compensation to individuals injured in road traffic accidents when the Defendant driver has no insurance said;
"An estimated 1.4 million drivers are flouting the law by driving without insurance. This is a serious offence and results in accidents that cause about 160 deaths each year and more than 23,000 people are injured by uninsured drivers. It also adds around Â£30 per year to honest drivers' motor insurance policies."
This law should be welcomed as further positive regulation of drivers.
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