UK Uninsured Vehicles Subject to Seizure?

Could UK vehicles without insurance be clamped and/or seized?

In the UK, they don’t play around when it comes to uninsured motorists.  New regulations passed by the British parliament have authorized the potential seizure of uninsured motor vehicles. The new requirements also impose a mandatory fine on uninsured motorists.

According to officials from the Department of Transport, ”Under continuous insurance enforcement it will be an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured. The regulations laid today will allow the DVLA to take action against those who ignore warnings to get their vehicle insured”. The only exception to the rule are vehicles that are deemed beyond use.

The regulations may seem like a good idea, but, if a person cannot afford insurance and barely affords to keep a car to get to work, how will they afford the fine? Admittedly, uninsured drivers add to the financial burden on other drivers, whether they have uninsured motorist insurance or not, but fining them or taking their car may only add a burden to the welfare rolls, or the dole as they say in the U.K.

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