Neglecting the obligation to insure

If the statutory motor liability insurance was not taken out for the vehicle within the required period, the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre will charge the keeper of the vehicle a fee corresponding to the whole period during which the vehicle was uninsured, as well as a penalty fee.

If the keeper has been declared insolvent, the payment will be collected from the owner.

The penalty fee may be up to three times the amount of the original insurance premium. The vehicle that has been left uninsured is not allowed on the road until the requisite insurance has been taken out. If an uninsured vehicle is detected in traffic, the police may remove its registration plates.

The payment corresponding to the outstanding motor liability insurance and the penalty fee is determined by the State Treasury based on a recommendation by the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre. The payment corresponding to the outstanding motor liability insurance and the penalty fee together make up the fee for non-insurance.

The Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre administers the collection of payments. The Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre also processes the claims regarding accidents caused by uninsured vehicles.

Trafi sends the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre a report of the vehicles without motor liability insurance. The obligation of unregistered vehicles to take out motor liability insurance is monitored by the police in the course of their normal traffic surveillance activities. For vehicles entering the country, the obligation to take out motor liability insurance is monitored by Customs and the frontier authorities.

01.01.2017