Car insurance: No cover could lead to 'car crushing'

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Motorists that do not have car insurance in one area of London have been warned that their vehicles could be crushed under a new scheme being run by the police.

Under new rules, the force will have the authority to take cars away from members of the public who they feel do not have valid insurance or a driving licence, reports the Ealing Times.

The initiative, called operation reclaim, will give the offenders two weeks to produce the relevant motor insurance documents to the police.

Ian Jenkins, Superintendent with Ealing police, stated that the impounding procedure should make roads a better place.

"This scheme will further enhance road safety by taking unlicensed drivers and unroadworthy vehicles off the streets," he commented to the paper.

If drivers cannot produce evidence of insurance, then there is the chance the vehicle will be crushed, while the offenders will also be liable to pay a £200 fine for no cover, the authorities stated.

Earlier this week, Brake, the safety charity, said that youngsters have no regard for speed limits.
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