- THE LAW ON MOTOR INSURANCE HAS CHANGED If you own a vehicle and it is registered in your name then it must be insured all the time. If you don't want to use the vehicle, then you must contact the DVLA to declare the vehicle off the road. By making a formal Statutory Off Road notification (SORN) and sending this to DVLA along with your tax disc, you can ensure you are complying with the new law. From the end of June 2011, the registered keepers of vehicles that have no record of insurance on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) or a SORN, will be reminded of the law change with a warning letter in the post. They will have to take notice of this or face penalties.
As a registered keeper of a vehicle that has no insurance or SORN, you could face:
- A £1000 penalty
- Your vehicle being clamped seized and destroyed;
- Court prosectution and a fine of up to £1,000.00;
- The police will continue to seize vehicles that are driven without insurance - different penalties apply for this offence.