Unin­sured driv­ers have ‘nowhere to hide’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

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