MOTORISTS are being warned that they could be fined £1,000 for failing to properly insure their car.
Shocking new data has revealed that up to 3,000 drivers a day are being warned about a car insurance error.
According to a new scheme from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) uninsured drivers are being warned about not insuring their motor.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of motorists have been issued with fixed penalty notices for not insuring their vehicle.
Data held by the Motor Insurance Database (MID) - which is a central record of all UK motor insurance policies - is systematically compared with DVLA vehicle records to identify drivers that appear to have no insurance.
This means that daily, thousands of warnings known as Insurance Advisory Letters (IAL) are being issued to uninsured drivers.
IALs warn motorists to insure their vehicles or to make a Statuary Off Road Notification (SORN) to DVLA.
Motorists that fail to comply with these warning, which is roughly one in three, received a find penalty notice, face court prosecution and a £1,000 fine.
In addition to this, the owner’s vehicle could be seized and crushed.
Neil Drane, Head of Enforcement at MIB said: “There really is nowhere to hide".
“Data enables us to easily identify vehicles that appear without insurance".
“By using automation alongside ongoing police efforts we’ve helped to halve the number of uninsured drivers on UK roads over the past 10 years”.
Uninsured driving is a problem that affects innocent motorists every year.
Victims of drivers who are uninsured or can’t be traced can seek compensation from MIB, however this bill is ultimately paid for by the insurance premiums of all law-abiding motorists.