The government has revealed it will be introducing new regulations in a bid to tighten the net on people who drive without car insurance.
Under the revised system, anyone who owns a vehicle will be required to have cover. At the moment, people are only breaking the law if they drive without insurance. This closes the insurance loophole.
Commenting on the impact of individuals who take to the road without cover the road safety minister said: "The selfish minority of drivers who refuse to insure their cars push up premiums for other motorists and kill or injure thousands of people each year."
"Increased police powers already mean more than 400 uninsured vehicles are seized every day, but these tough new measures will leave uninsured drivers with nowhere to hide." He concluded.
In the first instance, people who own uninsured vehicles will be sent letters advising them to purchase cover. Those individuals who fail to do this may be fined and motorists who continue to flout the law could have their cars seized and crushed.
According to the Association of British Insurers, the new measures should be implemented as soon as possible.
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