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Police Crackdown on Uninsured Drivers

Posted in General News on Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be launching a crackdown to tackle the problems caused by uninsured drivers. The initiative is called ‘Operation Drive Insured’ and police forces will be using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to spot the number plates of uninsured drivers by cross referencing them with DVLA records. Those who are guilty of driving without insurance will have their vehicle seized and receive a £300 fine as well as facing court prosecution.

Last year alone, the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) received 11,000 claims from law abiding motorists who had been involved in a crash with an uninsured driver and some of these people had suffered life-changing injuries as a result. This is the reason why the cost of compensating motorists in these situations is more than £100 million per year. Neil Drane, Head of Enforcement at the MIB, commented: “A driver with no valid insurance has no legal right to be on the road and removing them undoubtedly makes roads safer. The increased activity during Operation Drive Insured should get more of these drivers off our roads.”

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fiona ware

Thursday, November, 15th, 2018

It is not only the car insurance dodgers. but also the road fund licence dodgers.I think it was stupid to do away with the tax disc.