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Looks like this is coming in June -
The new system, called continuous insurance enforcement, goes fully live in June and means cars must be insured at all times - and no long have to be spotted on the road to be clamped and seized.
The only exception is if the registered keeper makes an official declaration that the car is permanently off road and not being driven
The Transport Department said that under the new system the DVLA will work in partnership with the Motor Insurers' Bureau to identify from their database vehicles which are uninsured.
The Department said: 'Motorists will receive a letter telling them that their vehicle appears to be uninsured and warning them that they will be fined unless they take action.
'If the keeper fails to insure the vehicle they will be given a £100 fine. If the vehicle remains uninsured - regardless of whether the fine is paid - it could then be clamped, seized and destroyed.
 

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But what if your car is garaged over winter? lets say you've lost all your no claims bonus and have nothing to lose insurance wise. Surley they couldn't seize it then.
 

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It mentioned this with my new tax disc. i think there will be a lot of cubed cars :(
 

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If the vehicle remains uninsured - regardless of whether the fine is paid - it could then be clamped, seized and destroyed.
This assumes that the car can be located to be crushed. Someone who drives without insurance or tax (and probably no MOT too) is unlikely to park the car at their home address but is more likely to park it at a friend's house in a neighbouring street thereby thwarting efforts to seize and crush it :(
 

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But what if your car is garaged over winter? lets say you've lost all your no claims bonus and have nothing to lose insurance wise. Surley they couldn't seize it then.
If its garaged over winter and thus the tax has expired, you will have declared a SORN to avoid the current £80 fine for no tax, so the SORN will also cover the no insurance bit too.

This assumes that the car can be located to be crushed......... is unlikely to park the car at their home address but is more likely to park it at a friend's house in a neighbouring street thereby thwarting efforts to seize and crush it :(
If you need somewhere to hide Eric, Ali, I could make a space on my drive for him :eek:
 

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If you need somewhere to hide Eric, Ali, I could make a space on my drive for him :eek:
Captain - don't forget Eric is used to a heated, carpeted garage so I reckon you will have to up your offer :unsure:
 
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