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DfT warns drivers with uninsured cars

DfT warns drivers with uninsured cars

The Department for Transport (DfT) has warned all drivers that they should insure their vehicles ahead of a new crackdown on uninsured motoring in the UK.

Under the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law, due to come into effect on June 20th, all vehicles on the UK's roads must be insured, even if they are not driven.

A national awareness campaign is being launched today (May 23rd) by the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) to ensure all car owners are aware of the introduction of the law.

Road safety minister Mike Penning said uninsured individuals "cost honest motorists £500 million in extra premiums" each year.

"Our message is clear - get insured or face a fine, court action or seeing your car seized and destroyed," Mr Penning added.

An initial fine of £100 will be served to the owners of uninsured vehicles, while those who do not take action could be charged up to £1,000.

Some four per cent of cars in the UK are not insured, according to the MIB.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800552686-ADNFCR