Details of only 16 commercial motor insurance policyholders have been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service after they failed to keep their details up to date. The files were submitted by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) and the policyholders now face prosecution and fines of up to £5,000 if found guilty.
MIB chief executive Ashton West said the importance of complying with the database had been stressed throughout 2006.
‘While many policyholders have responded, some have continued to ignore the requirement to supply data,’ he said.
‘Of these, some will now face legal action.
‘Even those that escape legal action face the serious risk of having their vehicles stopped and seized if the data is not on MID.
‘Companies are continuing to ignore the potential costs and significant inconvenience this will generate.’