Road Traffic Offences

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of vehicles that are using British roads without either having paid road tax or having insurance cover, or both, in each of the past ten years.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The following table contains the Department’s estimates of the number of unlicensed vehicles in the active vehicle stock in Great Britain. Some years are unavailable as the survey became biennial in 2011.

Year

Thousands of vehicles

2007

522

2008

289

2009

225

2010

307

2011

249

2013

213

2015

531

2017

715

Neither the Department nor its agency DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) hold figures on the number of vehicles using British roads that do not have insurance cover.

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