What is VIC and why is it being introduced?
VIC is being introduced to help reduce vehicle crime. It will deter criminals from disguising stolen cars with the identity of written off or scrapped ones. When a car is written off by an insurance company or is declared scrapped by its owner, the registration document (V5 logbook) is surrendered to DVLA. If a vehicle is subsequently repaired with the intention of returning the vehicle to the road, DVLA will not issue a new registration document or vehicle excise duty license until the car passes a VIC. The check is designed to help confirm that the vehicle being returned to the road has been repaired following accident damage and has not been stolen.