DVLA – new motor insurance database law 2011

From January 2011 there will be new laws that will give DVLA more power to combat keepers of vehicles that are not insured.

DVLA will compare its records with details of vehicles on the MID and if a vehicle does not have insurance the registered keeper could face:-

  • A fixed penalty of £100
  • Their vehicle being clamped, seized and disposed of and
  • A court prosecution and a maximum fine of £1,000.

Unless a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) has been made, these new measures are in addition to the powers the Police already have to seize an uninsured vehicle and fine the driver.

If you want to check your vehicle is recorded as “Insured” on the MID record then visitwww.askmid.com.