Continous motor insurance to be introduced ,how will it effect classic car owners ?
With the introduction of continual insurance on your classic car, how will it effect occassional use , cars in the course of restoration or repair , vehicles used for all types of competition, trials, race hill climbers,off-roaders . Think seriously and read the proposals carefully, The criminal offence is not being caught on the road uninsured it is being caught in possession of an insured vehicle any where (in your lock-up garage maybe? ) please dont yawn its coming to get you !!
Is this not already in place, insured unless SORNed?
Reply ;- green 928.
I guess you did not read my post carefully and open your mind,you took the short cut like every else, what happens to the thousands of competition vehicles scattered all over the country that do not have and cannot get a SORN CERT ? without which you cannot comply with the reguirements of the law and automatically get CRUSHED !!
I don't compete myself so you'll have to humour me but do you mean these classic cars have no V5?
This i would imagine would cover many of them.
The exceptions are:
if your vehicle has been kept off-road since before SORN came into force on 31 January 1998 – unless it was brought back into use.
You can still be exempted if you return the ved/ declare it sorn, then it wont have to have insurance, cant you, which is a bind considering the free tax concession some of us fought very hard to get in 1995, when the powers that be were hell bent on imposing offroad licence discs and eventually gave in to weight of numbers(or maybe conceding less than one percent of the motoring population that were a thorn in the side of the then DVLC, were not really contributing to annual ved evasions of 1.5 and 2.5 million pounds back then in 1997). However I agree, no yawns from the Armchair bound complacents, it seems another hare brained plan that will achieve zilch in stopping uninsured folk out on the Queens Highway, whist causing cosiderable grief and hassles to the honest Joe and Josephines with yet another restriction, to worry about.
maybe not exactly the sword of Damecles hanging over us but more cuts..
proving we are after all all, in this together...
It would appear that we do not get a consultation period or a debate/ review concerning this new ruling on vehicle insurance,it has just been dumped on us, in the rough, (not thought out form) as of the 20/06/2011. For more information please read the following GOV'T issued :- http//nds.coi.gov/uk/content/detail.asox ? News Area. Dated, 23/05/2011 Taking particular notice to lines: 3,4&11, The emphasis is on keeping not on using a vehicle. So to explain ,continual insurance will be about "compliance", not about driving on the roadway,if your car is parked on the drive, in your garage/workshop or on private land you could be issued a FPN (£100) requiring you to show insurance or SORN or appear in court too answer for your sins. Payment does not resolve the matter,you will still be reguired to "comply ". Failure to do so will result in an automatic order/letter to comply with the legal regulations ,failure to or show up (guilty by default) will result in an order to seize the vehicle untill compliance is achieved, plus all relevant costs etc, recovery,storage (per day) culminating in a CRUSHING order, Maybe even a £1000 fine, Finally lets suppose the vehicle is our very special/expensive track-day race car on which it is not possible to obtain a SORN cert,what can you do to protect yourself ?