Index of reports and articles available on the V8 Website on the continuous insurance enforcement
requirements or CIE

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Checking on the DVLA and insurance status of your classic MG - see our gateway webpage with useful links. More

Updated: 131218
Posted: 300611

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Mobile service helps accident victims check insurance at the roadside
The askMID Roadside service offers motorists peace of mind that the insurance details provided by the other driver at the scene of an accident match the records held on the Motor Insurance Database. 131218 More

Continuous Insurance Enforcement caution
You will need to think about complying with the Continuous Insurnace Enforcement (CIE) requirements if your car is with a restorer for a moderate or an extended period of time. 131203 More

Millionth uninsured vehicle seized as UK’s hotspots revealed

Twelve locations in the UK's top 20 uninsured driving hotspots are in the West Midlands according to research undertaken for the Motor Insurers' Bureau or MIB. 200912 More

Key CIE data reminder cards
See our credit card sized forms you can fill in, cut out and pop in with your cards as a reminder of the key dates - road tax/SORN expiry, MOT expiry and insurance renewal dates. 050711 More

Continuous Insurance Enforcement fact sheet for seasonal vehicle users. Two page fact sheet from DVLA. 300611 More

DVLA press release - tougher approach to uninsured drivers
Whilst desirable, classic car owners could easily trip up by forgetting their insurance renewal needs attending to when their car is garaged but not on a SORN. More

Notes with the DVLA press release on 20th June 2011

1. A total of 449,228 successful searches (vehicle found) were carried out on the MID in May compared to 369,978 in April.

2. Latest estimates are that around 4% (around 1.4 million) of GB motorists drive uninsured. The penalty for driving without insurance is a maximum fine of £5,000 and 6-8 penalty points or possible disqualification. Around 200,000 offenders are convicted for uninsured driving every year.

3. Currently every responsible motorist pays an average £30 each year within their premiums to cover crashes involving uninsured and untraced drivers. It is estimated that uninsured and untraced drivers kill 160 people and injure 23,000 every year.

4. Measures already introduced in the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 gave police improved access to the MID and powers to seize vehicles driven without insurance. In 2009 around 180,000 uninsured vehicles were seized.

DVLA press release

See the earlier DVLA press release on 23rd May 2011. More

Continuous insurance enforcement is coming in early in 2011
Unfortunately the date when this measure will start has not yet been clarified. 090611 More

SORN and motor insurance - current position
To combat the menace of the large number of uninsured drivers on the road in the UK, the Government and its agency the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or DVLA have instituted various measures to improve the reliability of the DVLA driver and vehicle database. 310708 More

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