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    TIME UP FOR UNINSURED DRIVERS

    New rules on insuring vehicles have been set out that will make life much harder for those who own taxed vehicles without insurance.

    Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick today announced that it will become an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle. Current law only punishes people for driving an uninsured vehicle, meaning that people can only be caught on the road.

    These new regulations will follow existing rules on road tax in making it possible to identify uninsured vehicles using databases from the DVLA and the insurance industry.

    Cars identified as uninsured will be flagged up, and a warning letter sent to the car's registered keeper. Failure to respond to the warning letter will result in a £100 fine, and failing that the owner could find their car seized and crushed.

    Around 2 million motorists are estimated to drive around uninsured (6.5% of all motorists in the UK), and these drivers are said to add approximately £30 per year to all of our insurance premiums.

    Mr Fitzpatrick said: 'The selfish minority of drivers who refuse to insure their cars push up premiums for other motorists and kill or injure thousands of people each year.'

    The new regulation does not affect cars with Statutory Off Road Notices (SORN).

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    Mr Fitzpatrick said: 'The selfish minority of drivers who refuse to … Mr Fitzpatrick said: 'The selfish minority of drivers who refuse to insure their cars push up premiums for other motorists and kill or injure thousands of people each year.'



    Like that doesn't apply equally to those that DO have insurance. What an idiot.

    Shengis;4133331

    Like that doesn't apply equally to those that DO have insurance. What an … Like that doesn't apply equally to those that DO have insurance. What an idiot.



    +1 :thumbsup:
    some people really dont live on this planet !

    Premiums are pushed up 'cos everytime someone has a knock they've got to shell out another £2k for "whiplash" injuries.

    I bet premiums won't drop £30 each though?

    I'd suggest that they should limit claims to £300 for whiplash and any other claims should have NHS charges deducted from pay outs. But it wouldn't lower premiums either.

    Accidents are a joke these days, you're more likely to be injured rushing to get into the ambulance than in the actual accident.

    davelfc;4133818

    Accidents are a joke these days, you're more likely to be injured rushing … Accidents are a joke these days, you're more likely to be injured rushing to get into the ambulance than in the actual accident.



    Surely you mean smacking yourself in the head with your mobile in your rush to ring injuryscammers4u :lol:

    Doesnt this also mean that if you have a car in your back garden thats not insured, and never driven, you will have to pay up?

    Shengis;4133873

    Surely you mean smacking yourself in the head with your mobile in your … Surely you mean smacking yourself in the head with your mobile in your rush to ring injuryscammers4u :lol:



    That's usually when they get home.

    deathtrap3000;4133889

    Doesnt this also mean that if you have a car in your back garden thats … Doesnt this also mean that if you have a car in your back garden thats not insured, and never driven, you will have to pay up?



    Dont know if this still counts but when i had my car and stored it in my garden i had to notify the DVLA and fill in an off the road form thingy. Which basically disallows it to be driven on the road until i pay for road tax lol... So hopefully those rules still apply

    davelfc;4133890

    That's usually when they get home.



    Yeah you're quite right, they need the ambulance trip to give them time to think up what they're going to try to sc... claim for

    Our show car is in the garage with no engine in at present and is sorn off road, no way on earth i am insuring it!

    EBT;4136770

    Our show car is in the garage with no engine in at present and is sorn … Our show car is in the garage with no engine in at present and is sorn off road, no way on earth i am insuring it!



    You obviously missed the last line of the OP's post :

    The new regulation does not affect cars with Statutory Off Road Notices (SORN).

    Mecoconuts;4136808

    You obviously missed the last line of the OP's post :The new regulation … You obviously missed the last line of the OP's post :The new regulation does not affect cars with Statutory Off Road Notices (SORN).



    I obviously did:thumbsup:

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