Crackdown on uninsured vehicles

Motorists warned to get insured ahead of crackdown

Motorists are being warned to insure their vehicles ahead of a new crackdown to tackle the menace of uninsured driving.

Under the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law – which will affect all motorists from 20 June – it is an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured.

A national advertising campaign will be launched by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau today to raise awareness of the law.

Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said:

“Uninsured drivers are a danger on our roads, killing 160 and injuring a further 23,000 people each year, and they cost honest motorists £500 million in extra premiums. That is why we are introducing this tough new law which will leave uninsured drivers with nowhere to hide.

“Our message is clear – get insured or face a fine, court action or seeing your car seized and destroyed.”

Ashton West, Chief Executive at the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, said:

“The change in law is a stepping up of enforcement activity, so that not only those vehicles driven without insurance will be caught. Now the registered keeper must make sure that their vehicle is insured all the time.

“In order to make sure everyone is aware of the new scheme, a national awareness campaign will be shown on satellite and terrestrial TV channels.

“Around four percent of vehicles have no motor insurance at any given time, and this needs to change so that is why this new enforcement approach is so important.”

About Noel Christopher

I am a qualified GRADE 6 Approved Driving Instructor. My Driving School is called www.ldriver.co.uk operating in East London and Essex since year 2000.

Teacher in ICT, Lecturer in Teacher Training – 7407 and NVQ Assessor(A1).

Born in India Madras, brought up in Singapore spent my teen’s in London got married, four children and three pets, yes and a goldfish!

This year 2011, I am helping people who have dIabetes, bring like mined liberal people together.
To educate the people to understand how to manage and cure. For good cause

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