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November 25, 2010 01:01 ET

New Law to Give DVLA More Power to Tackle Motor Trade Insurance Dodgers

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2010) - A new law which will take effect in January 2011 will provide the DVLA with more power to combat uninsured vehicles.

Fixed penalties, clamping and court prosecutions are just some of the punishments that will be issued on top of the police's powers to seize an uninsured vehicle and fine the owner.

The DVLA will compare records with the Motor Insurance Database (MID) and administer the appropriate measures if they find vehicles without insurance.

The registered keeper of the vehicle could face:

  • A fixed penalty of £100
  • Their vehicle being clamped, seized and disposed of, and
  • A court prosecution with a maximum fine of £1000.

A spokesperson for Quote Me Today, who are a specialist motor trade insurance company, commented: 'It is vital that anybody working in the motor trade has the right amount of cover because they face risks every single day in the industry. At Quote Me Today, we can cater for individual business needs with the most affordable deals on the market and in light of news that the DVLA will have more power, it couldn't be more pertinent for anyone who isn't covered to get a policy straightaway'.

For anybody who wants to check whether or not their vehicle is recorded as 'insured' on the MID record, there is a free service available on their website. However, motorists are advised not to contact the DVLA, as only insurance providers are able to update insurance details on the MID so motorists should contact them immediately if their details are not recorded.

Quote Me Today, one of the top motor trade insurance providers in the UK have also advised that if your vehicle is not insured and you are keeping it off the road, then you need to make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) to prevent being issued with one or more of the aforementioned penalties.

About Quote Me Today:

Quote Me Today are a Kent based broker with years of experience in providing risk solutions for both the personal and commercial lines markets. In an industry where competitive rates, risk knowledge and customer confidence are essential, Quote Me Today offer these through a panel of insurers with a wealth of industry experience. Our relationship with these insurers allows us to quote competitive rates coupled with professionally tailored cover which gives us the required edge in placing your business at the right price without prejudice to your policy requirements. Visit their website at www.quotemetoday.co.uk for an instant quote.

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