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If this has already been mentioned, then my apologies....

 

Having not received a SORN reminder for a vehicle that is due to be declared again on 29th of this month, I decided to apply online anyway.

 

The page informed me that as the existing notification was still in existence, it could not proceed, so I rang them this morning, at 20 past eight.

 

I was told that no reminders are now being sent out because the law changed on 31st December last, and the existing declaration remains, until changed by re-taxing etc.

 

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It was well publicised at the time

 

 

From:Driver and Vehicle Licensing AgencyHistory: Updated 16 December 2013, see all updates Amended the fixed penalty charge on section 416 December 2013 4:09pmThe fixed penalty for the offence of driving without insurance has been amended to £300 16 December 2013 3:59pmFirst published. 9 December 2013 9:05am

Part of:Making roads safer and Transport

 

Motorists will no longer need motor insurance policies to be checked when getting their vehicle tax.

 

 

 

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The change, announced today by Roads Minister Robert Goodwill, is part of a package of measures to get rid of unnecessary red tape.

The changes, which come into force from 16 December 2013, also mean that motorists will only need to tell DVLA once when they declare their vehicle off the road. Currently, motorists who make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) have to renew their SORN every year. Last year, around 4 million SORNs were made, with over 1 million of those repeat renewals.

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said:

 

 

“We want to make it as easy as possible for motorists to access government services.

“Getting rid of needless bits of paper, making changes to free up motorists’ time, while saving money for the taxpayer, is all part of our commitment to get rid of unnecessary red tape.”

The changes to insurance checks have been made possible because DVLA regularly checks existing databases for insurance under Continuous Insurance Enforcement rules. DVLA’s records are compared regularly with the Motor Insurance Database to identify registered keepers of vehicles that have no insurance.

 

Ashton West, Chief Executive at the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) said:

 

 

“Motor insurance remains a legal requirement and these changes recognise the value and importance of the insurance records held centrally on the MID. The introduction of Continuous Insurance Enforcement in 2011 was always designed to provide a more robust and technology driven solution to ensuring that vehicles have insurance in place. The successful introduction of the new process by the DVLA and the MIB has enabled these changes to be made now, which will bring benefits to millions of motorists.”

 

 

Commenting on the changes to declaring SORN, Geoff Lancaster of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs said, “DVLA are to be congratulated for making sensible use of their technology to maintain their high standards of service while at the same time simplifying life for road users.”

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Something which people may fall foul of is that the SORN does need to be renewed if there has been a change of keeper notified to DVLA.

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Thank you, Conniff, it had gone totally unnoticed by me, I was probably in my usual relaxed, (dozy) state!

 

Sam

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Robinson Way - Written off!

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This is probably a concoction by the DVLA Sam to lull us into a false sense of security. In a couple of years they will probably change it back without telling anyone and send out fines by the tens of thousands all with an £80 bill attached.

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This is probably a concoction by the DVLA Sam to lull us into a false sense of security. In a couple of years they will probably change it back without telling anyone and send out fines by the tens of thousands all with an £80 bill attached.

 

I did wonder, when the bloke spoke to me, just how accurate the info was - I've been reading this forum long enough to know that the DVLA are in a shambles most of the time, and their attitude seems to regularly vary between dumb insolence, and simple plain lying!

 

Sam

All of these are on behalf of a friend.. Cabot - [There's no CCA!]

CapQuest - [There's no CCA!]

Barclays - Zinc, [There's no CCA!]

Robinson Way - Written off!

NatWest - Written off!

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Ashton West, Chief Executive at the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) said:

 

“Motor insurance remains a legal requirement and these changes recognise the value and importance of the insurance records held centrally on the MID. The introduction of Continuous Insurance Enforcement in 2011 was always designed to provide a more robust and technology driven solution to ensuring that vehicles have insurance in place. The successful introduction of the new process by the DVLA and the MIB has enabled these changes to be made now, which will bring benefits to millions of motorists.”

 

What a load of twaddle from Ashton West. Continous insurance was supposed to have been designed to keep uninsured cars off the road. I don't believe it has made any such benefit, I bet 90% of the people caught have been "innocent" motorists who didn't realise that even if it was parked on your drive, in bits, getting a major repair then it still needed to be insured (although only God knows why!!)

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