The Department for Transport plans to pursue fleets where vehicles are not insured and listed on the Motor Insurers’ Bureau database by June.
Under Continuous Insurance Enforcement it is now an offence to keep an uninsured vehicle, rather than just to drive when uninsured.
The regulations, which have been laid before Parliament, will allow the DVLA to take action against those who ignore warnings to get their vehicle insured.
The Department for Transport has now announced that letters will be sent at the end of June, to warn keepers of vehicles that appear to be uninsured.
Jason Francis managing director of Jaama who provides fleet management software said: “When the authorities run checks on vehicles and discover that a leased vehicle is uninsured it will be the contract hire company that is targeted.”