There will be some changes to car insurance this spring due to the fact that there are many uninsured drivers on the road. David Evans Corporate Affairs Director for the DVLA said that “uninsured drivers are a menace on the roads, increasing honest motorist’s premiums by around £30.00.
All motorists must have car insurance unless the DVLA has been notified their car is off road. Car insurance information will be distributed with V11 tax renewal forms to highlight that insurance must be in place. The DVLA website has been updated to provide the correct information to motorists.
Neil Drane, MIB's Head of Motor Insurance Database Services, said "the change in law is a stepping up of enforcement activity, so that not only those vehicles driven without insurance will be caught. Now the registered keeper must make sure that their vehicle is insured all the time."
He added that the DVLA and MID will be automatically checking to make sure levels of uninsured cars are brought down.