NOV 30 Deadline To Add Fleet And Motor Trader Vehicles To National Fleet Database

Fleet owners and motor traders must upload their vehicle details to the National Fleet Database (NFD) by the 30th of November 2023 under newly enacted legislation, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

This legal responsibility was set out in the recently enacted Road Traffic and Roads Act (2023), and the Department of Transport confirmed the deadline.

Private vehicles with dedicated insurance policies will be unaffected by this requirement. Vehicles use flexible fleet-style insurance policies. These are the vehicles whose registration numbers must be uploaded to the NFD.


The National Fleet Database (NFD) was launched last year to enable the collection of this information. Details for over 62,000 fleet vehicles have been uploaded to the NFD – in the region of 25% of the estimated 250,000 vehicles covered by fleet and motor trade insurance policies operating in Ireland.

The vehicle data on the NFD will be combined with the same information for private vehicles and used by An Garda Síochána to identify vehicles which are being driven illegally without insurance. Figures from the MIBI show that Ireland had the second-highest level of uninsured driving in the EU in 2021 and the number rose further in 2022, growing to represent 1 in every 12 vehicles using Irish roads.

Fleet owners and motor traders who do not fulfil their legal obligation to upload their vehicle registrations to the NFD by 30th November may face legal sanctions. This includes having their vehicles identified as being uninsured by the Gardaí, as well as additional penalties for non-compliance such as potentially facing prosecution in the District Court and being subjected to fines.

The vehicle information on the NFD will be combined with the same information for private vehicles, completing the entire picture of which vehicles have valid motor insurance in Ireland. This will create a comprehensive and sophisticated law enforcement tool for the Gardaí to easily identify any vehicle being driven illegally without insurance simply by scanning its licence plate.

Fleet managers, motor traders or others who use fleet style flexible insurance policies should upload their details to the NFD on