Originally Posted by Redboots
How will you resolve the SORN status? It now cover insurance as well. ie if not insured it must be SORN'ed, ditto for tax. Will the computer system flag it if it see's that its insured but not taxed. Are they that on the ball?
Frequently in the past I have had vehicles, 4 and 2 wheel, declared off road i.e. SORNed, but I have not always cancelled the relevant insurance cover; in this way those vehicles were covered against fire and theft even though they are not in use on public roads while under the SORN.
This was before the days of the insurance industry making their database available to the DVLA, but I would consider doing that again if I made a SORN statement.
Therefore, my guess is that there are lots of vehicles in the UK at any particular time that are insured but SORNed, especially motorbikes tucked away in warm garages for the winter, but still insured against fire and theft.
I guess, theoretically, I could put, say, a SORNed motorcycle into a van take it overseas and use it there (the same would apply to, say, a 4 wheeled vehicle on a trailer that is taken away from the UK).
Regarding SORN, Fern brings up some good information in post number 101 in this thread:-
I haven't checked her input because she quotes her own research and link, which I trust she has got right!