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Fleets get MID advice

ADVICE is now available for the thousands of fleets which have yet to register their vehicles on the Motor Insurance Database (MID).

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which runs the database, has issued the advice following news that it will adopt a tough approach with those failing to comply (Fleet NewsNet, April 27).

Fleets and the MID, produced in conjunction with fleet association ACFO and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), outlines the information managers must supply. This includes the insurance policy number, vehicle registration and the date the vehicle was first insured. It is now a legal requirement to submit details to the MID and the bureau will reveal this autumn how plans are progressing for prosecuting companies that are still failing to supply the required information.

Neil Drane, head of the Motor Insurers’ Information Centre at the MIB, said: ‘We are concerned that some fleet managers still do not appreciate the importance of updating their companies’ records on the MID. The pressure is growing on companies who have yet to take action and we strongly advise them to check what they need to do.

‘This guide explains the consequences of not providing the information, such as vehicles potentially being seized by the police.’

  • Fleets can obtain a copy of the guidance here.
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