Van insurance renewed at midnight. However, Adrian Flux hadn't sent me the promised insurance certificate and the Motor Insurance Database (askmid.com) showed the vehicle as uninsured. I phoned Adrian Flux, who confirmed that my van is insured and emailed a copy of my insurance certificate. However, they insisted that it can take a few days for the database to get updated and could do nothing to expedite this. Since I've seen several reports on the 'net of police relying solely on the MID and seizing insured vehicles even when the motorist has produced an insurance certificate, I'm reluctant to drive the van until the MID shows it to be insured. I guess that I can't do more and that this shows that it is necessary to check your vehicle is recorded as insured on the MID each time you renew (or change) your policy.