Drivers must now insure their cars even if they're not using them, under new rules which come into force today.
Owners who are found to flout the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law will face a fine of £100 and their car could potentially be seized and destroyed, unless the vehicle is certified as being off the road.
In the past, drivers had to be caught driving an uninsured car to be prosecuted.
Registered drivers who are found to be uninsured will be sent a warning letter, followed by a £100 penalty.
If the car remains uninsured it can then be clamped, seized and destroyed or the owner could be taken to court and fined up to £1,000. More...