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New uninsured vehicle law under consideration

New uninsured vehicle law under consideration

New regulations designed to tackle motorists who get behind the wheel without insurance are under final consideration in parliament.

Under Continuous Insurance Enforcement being laid out by road safety minister Mike Penning, it will be an offence to hold an uninsured vehicle, regardless of whether or not it is being driven.

The new law would be overseen by the Department for Transport (DfT) in conjunction with the Motor Insurers' Bureau.

According to the minister, irresponsible drivers without insurance add £30 to every motorist's annual insurance premium.

"These new powers will help us to take targeted action while freeing up police time to deal with the hard core of offenders," Mr Penning commented.

Motorists with uninsured vehicles will be warned by the DfT, before being issued with a £100 fine.

Cars and vans with a valid Statutory Off Road Notice will not be required to be insured.

Last month saw Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announce new plans to tackle drink and drug driving in the UK, including the introduction of improved testing equipment.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800507099-ADNFCR