DfT cracks down on Brits without car insurance

Monday, 30 May 2011

People are being warned to make sure they have cover on their vehicles ahead of the government's crackdown on uninsured drivers.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said that everyone with an automobile needs to have a car insurance policy in place.

This warning comes ahead of the government's new Continuous Insurance Enforcement Law, which will come into effect from June 20th.

The new legislation will make it an offence to keep a vehicle without cover, while currently it is just an offence to drive it without insurance.

Mike Penning, road safety minister at the DfT, 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."

He added that the government's message is clear; "get insured or face a fine".

Recently, Moneysupermarket.com revealed that 56 per cent of Brits noted that because of the new legislation they would be more vigilant while looking for a new car insurance policy.

Posted by Noel Martin

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