Is your vehicle insured? If not, it could be seized!

We at Staines Insurance Consultants always endeavour to keep our clients & potential clients updated on current insurance and motoring related matters.  We have found that some of our clients are confused with the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement Act.

As part of Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE), it is now a legal requirement for registered vehicle keepers to insure all their vehicle(s) at all times.

You don’t have to be driving to be caught. It is now a legal offence to keep a vehicle without insurance unless you have notified the DVLA that your vehicle is being kept off the road and have a valid Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Under the new system, the DVLA will work to identify uninsured vehicles.  The registered keeper will be sent an Insurance Advisory Letter (IAL) 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 comply with the advice set out in the letter they will face:

  • a fixed penalty notice of £100
  • their vehicle being clamped, seized and disposed of
  • a court prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000

These new measures are in addition to the powers the police already have to seize an uninsured vehicle and fine the driver.

To make sure that you have the correct insurance cover on your motor vehicles, the staff at Staines Insurance Tel; 01784 462501 would be pleased to provide free guidance and quotations.

So, if your vehicle be a Car, Truck, Bus or Van, we at Staines Insurance are your Insurance Man.

P.S. You can also check the Motor Insurance Database for FREE to see if you have a valid insurance record for your vehicles at