riding a moped in the uk
Why do I have to insure my moped?
Here's what you need to know
You don't even have to be riding your moped to get caught - Because there are so many vehicles without insurance, the UK Government introduced the Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) legislation. This means it's an offence to be the keeper of a vehicle without insurance unless you have told the DVLA that your vehicle is being kept off the road using a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN).
There are big penalties if you're not insured - If you don't have moped insurance, then you're not complying with the new legislation. You could receive a £1,000 fine, court prosecution and your moped could be clamped, seized and, in some cases, destroyed.
With motorbike, moped and scooter theft becoming a growing issue in the UK, we've compiled some top tips, with help from the metropolitan police, about how to keep your bikes safe from thieves.
For peace of mind, LV= offers comprehensive cover for your moped or scooter.