Uninsured drivers have ‘nowhere to hide’
UNINSURED drivers are being warned that they are at risk of being caught – even if they are not driving the car.
A scheme operated by The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) alongside the DVLA is catching up with 3,000 people per day to warn them about their motor insurance.
The scheme is able to cross check records and the MIB have said that their system means uninsured drivers will be caught.
Neil Drane, head of enforcement at MIB, said: “There really is nowhere to hide.
“Data enables us to easily identify vehicles that appear without insurance.
“Using automation alongside ongoing police efforts, we’ve helped to halve the number of uninsured drivers on UK roads over the past 10 years.”
The MIB warn drivers that they must either insure their car or make a statutory off-road notification to the DVLA.
Failing to comply means that motorists can receive a £100 fixed penalty notice, face court prosecution and a £1,000 fine.