New offence will restrict uninsured drivers from owning a car.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and representatives from the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) and the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) will be leading a delegation with the Department for Transport tomorrow on introducing a new offence for uninsured drivers.

It is currently an offence for people to drive an uninsured car and police are able to stop such drivers. But under the new offence car owners will be unable to keep a car that is uninsured whether it is on the road or not. Owners who have declared their car off the road for legitimate purposes will be exempt.

A spokesperson at the ABI, said: “At the meeting we’ll be pressing the government to set out a timetable for introducing this new offence as quickly as possible.

“The government has now indicated it will introduce this new offence and we want this introduced at the earliest possible opportunity. The introduction of this offence will send out a very clear message that uninsured driving is a serious offence which the government working with the Insurance industry is determined to tackle.”