A change in law cracks down on uninsured drivers

16. June 2011

British motorists and insurers face a radical change in the law governing uninsured vehicles and are being urged to prepare themselves for the change.  From June 20th 2011 it will be an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle whether that vehicle is used on the road or not and any driver found with an uninsured vehicle will find themselves in hot water with the law.  Databases provided by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and the MID (Motor Insurance Database)  have recently become good friends and have started talking to each other.  As it's turned out they get on like a house on fire, which incidentally is something else that Performance Direct can insure against, but that's not the point here.  Now that the two databases are talking it's opened up a new strategy against people who have uninsured cars.  The two databases, possibly while drinking coffee, possibly not, continually discuss motoring issues between them relating to whether a registered vehicle is known to both of them.  When discussing this electronically between them, if they find out that a car is on one database but not the other then the owner of that car will find themselves in serious trouble and could ultimately have their car taken away by the boys in blue and then crushed and recycled into fizzy drink cans.  More...