DVLA fine for keeping my car off the road

I bought a new car five months ago. After collecting the vehicle, I transferred my insurance and took the old car off the road. I received a reminder Road Tax notification from the DVLA, so I SORN'd the old vehicle as it was off the road.

I have now received a Failure to Insure notification for the old vehicle because there was a gap between the vehicle being insured and SORN'd. This seems illogical as at no time was the vehicle on the road or being used at all. I would be most grateful if you would advise whether or not DVLA is correct?

Asked on 15 October 2016 by Rockape16

Answered by Honest John
Correct. Cars now have to be 'continuously insured' or SORN'd. See: www.mib.org.uk/reducing-uninsured-driving/continuo.../
Similar questions
I wish to take my wife's car for an MoT test but the car is currently off the road by way of SORN. My wife is the legal owner and registered keeper of the car but there is currently no motor insurance...
What's the lie of the land now with regards to selling a car that's on SORN I've got someone who interested who wants to drive it more than a once around the private car park its stored in? Who would need...
I bought a car for spares and on the day of purchase I checked on the DVLA website to make sure it was declared SORN as the seller informed me it was. Today, almost two months later, I've received a...

 

Value my car