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Acfo annual general meeting: Insurers call for fleets to help with database

FLEET managers who have provided their insurance companies with vehicle data are complying with the law, according to Tim West of the Motor Insurance Information Centre (MIIC), as long as the insurer has agreed to put the data on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) for them.

Following reports on Fleet NewsNet of a clampdown on vehicles not on the MID, West cleared up some of the confusion around fleet managers’ responsibilities.

He said: ‘But we would still like vehicle data to be put directly onto the database. Building MID compliance into business processes will not be onerous.’

Vehicles not on the database are more likely to be stopped by police and this can lead to seizure of the vehicle and in some cases its destruction. The database is key to ridding the UK’s roads of uninsured drivers and in March the MID received 1.9 million requests for data from enforcement agencies. It currently holds 36,000 policies with no vehicles associated with them.

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