As a driver of a vehicle it is your legal duty to ensure that you obey the rules of the road, you must hold a valid drivers licence and have adequate insurance. It is your duty to ensure your details are up to date with Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). If you have recently moved or lost your licence you will need to inform DVLA. Application forms can be obtained from your local post office.
It is also your duty to ensure that you have adequate insurance at all times especially if you drive another persons vehicle. It is also your duty to inform your insurance company of any points you may have on your licence, as this could invalidate your insurance cover.
If you are the registered owner/ keeper of the car it is your legal duty to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy, adequate insured and tax and your details are up to date with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). It is also your duty to ensure any one who you allow to drive your vehicle is adequately insured and holds a valid drivers licence.
It is also your legal duty to inform DVLA if you sell, transfer, scrap or export your vehicle. If you don’t you will continue to be liable for taxing it and will receive all correspondence relating to this and any other offences committed with the vehicle.
For further information visit the DVLA website and the highway code