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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Continuous insurance enforcement

From Monday 20 June 2011, it will be an offence for anyone to keep an uninsured vehicle unless it has been declared off the road, through completion of a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN).
Cars driving on motorway

What is Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE)?

The CIE is a new enforcement approach launched by the government to help reduce the level of uninsured drivers in the UK. The CIE is a co-ordinated approach by the Department for Transport, the DVLA, the insurance industry and the police to tackle the issue.

Details of the new measures will be distributed to registered car owners with all V11 tax renewal forms.  A television campaign to increase the awareness of CIE has been launched, whilst guidance, and a video explaining the new CIE, is also available at

Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said:

“Uninsured drivers are a danger on our roads, killing 160 and injuring a further 23,000 people each year, and they cost honest motorists £500 million in extra premiums.  That is why we are introducing this tough new law which will leave uninsured drivers with nowhere to hide”.

What does it mean for you?

You can check now that your vehicle is registered correctly on the MIB database by using the link below.

If you are due to be away from home for any length of time, check the dates for your motor renewal.  Put a note in your diary or alternatively organise for your vehicle to be SORN before you go away. These simple tips will help you avoid being affected by the CIE.

When you are renewing your insurance, always make sure that you provide your details clearly and accurately, as any erroneous errors could leave you at risk under the new scheme.

Always check your policy documents carefully when you receive them and ensure that you notify us immediately of any corrections that need to be made.


Useful links

Check your vehicle is registered:

Further information about CIE:

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