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Uninsured drivers face new probe

THE problem of fleets having to pay for vehicle damage as a result of accidents with at-fault uninsured drivers could soon be coming to an end.

Uninsured drivers face a crackdown as a result of the new Serious Organised Crime Act, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The new act means that the MIB can now actively supply police forces with information about suspected uninsured vehicles. The police also have the power to seize uninsured vehicles.

MIB chief executive Ashton West said: ‘Previously, we could only provide data to the police in response to specific enquiries.

‘However, the act will enable us to direct police towards potentially uninsured vehicles after their policies have apparently expired.

‘If vehicle owners have not taken out insurance cover, they will stand a far greater chance of being identified and prosecuted than ever before.’

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