New rules that come into effect this spring mean that drivers face a £1000 penalty for any car they own that's not insured.
In a move designed to target uninsured drivers, all cars must be insured unless the DVLA has been notified that they are being kept off the road.
David Evans of the DVLA said: 'We know that uninsured drivers are a menace on our roads and add around £30 to honest motorists' premiums.
'It is vitally important that motorists understand the change and how it will impact on them. That is why we have added new information to the Direct.gov website, which offers clear advice to help motorists understand the new rules.'
The DVLA hopes that the new system of Continuous Insurance Enforcement will help to cut the £500 million burden placed on innocent motorists by uninsured drivers.
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