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Being an uninsured car owner to become an offence

Patrick Mcdonnell

New powers to tackle uninsured driving will come into force within months, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. Under the powers it will be an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured.

Latest estimates are that around 4% (around 1.4 million) of UK motorists drive while not insured. Around 242,000 offenders are convicted for uninsured driving every year. The penalty for driving without insurance is a maximum fine of £5,000 and 6-8 penalty...

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26 Jan 2011

What about SORN vehicles? And when is a heap of parts a vehicle - I rebuild old cars and have examples of vehicles that have not been out of my garage for 10 years, and another being assembled from a heap of collected parts. As always, it's the cases at the margin..