Uninsured drivers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3163
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the success of Operation Reclaim and the scope for further enforcement work by the Metropolitan Police, do you now agree that the target of a year on year reduction in the number of uninsured drivers would be a good idea?

Answer

Answer for Uninsured drivers

Answer for Uninsured drivers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The general contribution that Operation Reclaim can make to both crime disruption and road safety is recognised. However, the MPS informs me that at the moment, there is no accurate data on which to base a target of a reduction in uninsured drivers.

Nevertheless, this is expected to change in the future with the introduction of 'Continuous Insurance Enforcement' where the Motor Insurers Database (MID) will be able to be compared to the vehicle record held by the DVLA. This is not scheduled to be fully implemented until 2011 and, from that date, it will be possible to consider - in light of the data - what the most effective approach to reducing the number of uninsured drivers should be.