Every car we own needs to be insured?

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by Corey_XR4I, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Corey_XR4I

    Corey_XR4I XR4I 24V FTW

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    Just got a text from a pal stating,

    By april this year every car we own, weather it be, project, Track only, road car etc etc Needs!! to be insured...

    Im away from a computer at the minuite and busy but can anyone shed some light on this as this will seriously fuck me up having 3 xr4i's and a xr2 all currently off the road and no way on gods earth is any insurer going to let me insure any of them at 20yr of age...

    Please tell me its bollocks

    Corey
     
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    Stavros Active Member

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    If they SORN its fine
     
  3. Corey_XR4I

    Corey_XR4I XR4I 24V FTW

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    all are sorn but from what my mate says, is that the option of SORN will be going out the window and that you can only keep a car in your name if its Insured?

    Flapping like fuck here!
     
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    "The new vehicle insurance law - don't be caught out

    Stay insured - stay legal

    If you're the registered keeper of a vehicle, it must be insured at all times.

    The only exceptions are:

    •if you have made a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) for the vehicle
    •vehicles that have been kept off-road since before SORN came into force on 31 January 1998 - unless they are brought back into use"


    "The change in the law means that you won't be able to temporarily take a vehicle off the road and cancel your insurance, unless you make the vehicle SORN at the same time.

    If you're not using your vehicle, you should make a SORN. If you are using it, it must be insured."




    Stolen from the DSA website
     
  5. magicmat

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    I thought that you could sorn it?

    the ball ache is that you'll have to unsorn it and tax it if you want to insure it for a day to go to a drift day ..for the day.

    OR trade insurance for £1500 approx?
     
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    Corey_XR4I XR4I 24V FTW

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    thank fuck for that!.
     
  8. CrabsterDrift

    CrabsterDrift Callum Craddy

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    Yea man don't worry you can definitely sorn them :) The full reports just been on radio 1
     
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    Fucking pisstake if you ask me. Just going to make buying/selling used cars more hassle
     
  10. gary200

    gary200 dorifuto

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    thats all
     
  11. sidr32

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    i am thinking the amount of crap going down in this country we should just all swan off to somewhere where paying your taxes means the roads are filled in with new tarmac and speed limits are removed at night after midnight until 4am (lol i know dreams!)
     
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    diamondsink Kyouto Drift

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    It makes no difference and is a good thing in my book. Just sorn the car and stop complaining.
     
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    initial_j Made guy

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    i think its sensible enough idea, just means people have no excuses for driving without insurance.
     
  15. Jager

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    just get a car trailer if you want to take your SORN cars to drift days .... car only needs to have MOT and Insurance if the wheels hit the tarmac ... buy a battered 40 year old land rover and a nice car trailer and your sorted...
     
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    The insurance/tax system is rediculous at the minute let alone after this new law.

    TBF driving a rediculous car is a luxury, so fair play to them
     
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    Why? If you have a car at the moment it has to be SORN'd or taxed.

    To get tax you have to have insurance on it. How is this new system any different apart from stopping someone insuring a car for a day just to get tax then cancelling the insurance, and if you are doing that then you are going to drive without insurance, something I think we all agree is bad. :nod:
     
  18. Corey_XR4I

    Corey_XR4I XR4I 24V FTW

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    I trailer my cars to tracks so im not to arsed now...

    they way my mate put it over was,

    If you own a car it has to be insured weather you use it or not....which would then mean my trailered drift car would need to be insured which no insurance companies would insure me, then me having to sell up...

    But all my cars i dont use are sorn'd so im safe :)...
     
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    In my eyes (im someone who pays £2000 insurance on a 1.2 fiat punto which bearly sees 60mph on the motorway) doing this is good. if it works insurance priemums will go down and less people will be getting hit by uninsured drivers. I mean whats different im sure you all have tax, mot and insurance, Your track cars wont have tax so it will be sorn any way (if im wrong its because i dont have a track car). in a way it kind of helps us all *looks nervously at screen to see if right*. :D
     
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    Its no different to the system now, IMO. if you have all 3 (tax mot and insurance) then your fine (which i would hope everyone on here already has?)

    are you sure that trailored cars will be ok with no tax/insurance? as i trailer to DWYB as cant insure a semi powerful car.
     

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