Car insurance: Scottish police crush 200 vehicles

Tuesday, 19 September 2006

Motorists in Scotland are having their cars scrapped as part of a crackdown on drivers without a valid licence or insurance.

More than 200 cars have been crushed so far in Lothian and Borders in Scotland, as police officers use new legislation to confiscate cars.

The move hopes to discourage drivers who take to the roads illegally and aims to improve numbers of insured and licensed cars in the UK.

And around four cars a day have been seized since the laws came into effect three months ago, with over half of these destroyed as their owners failed to reclaim them.

Inspector Alan Baird, of the force's road policing branch, told the Scotsman: "Those driving without insurance are not only breaking the law, they are also leaving innocent drivers without any financial recourse if there is an accident.

"This legislation is making the roads safer. Cars driven without insurance or licences are often used in other forms of criminality. We want to take them off the streets."

Drivers are urged to make sure they have comprehensive car insurance for the car they are driving to comply with UK laws and to make sure their vehicle is not destroyed.

Britons can find cheap car insurance on the internet and can also obtain a cheap car insurance quote online.

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