Car insurance: Vehicles without cover seized

Friday, 12 December 2008

Two drivers had their vehicles seized in Bracknell last week after being caught on the road without car insurance.

According to Thames Valley police, the motorists were stopped during an automatic number plate recognition operation.

Officers from the neighbourhood policing team in Bracknell and the Probationer Development Unit at Taplow conducted a four-hour campaign, during which 25 vehicles were stopped.

Commenting on the initiative, PC Michael Foot said people would not get away with driving without motor insurance in the area.

He stated: "Our message is quite clear - you must ensure your vehicle is road legal otherwise you could end up losing it."

The drivers who had their cars seized were given a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licences.

If they do not pay to have their vehicles released from the compound, the motors will be crushed.

Earlier this week, Thames Valley police also announced they were cracking down on drink-drivers.

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