Police seize 57 vehicles in week-long clampdown on uninsured drivers

Thursday 29th November 2018 07:24 GMT

Just short of 60 vehicles were seized by police in Cornwall and Devon in a crackdown on uninsured drivers this month.

Of the 57 vehicles seized during the Motor Insurers Bureau supported Operation Drive between November 12 and 18, police say 54 were for having no valid insurance and three because the drivers did not have a valid license.

As a minimum the drivers of uninsured vehicles will receive six points on their licence and a £300 fine. There is also a minimum charge of £150 to get their vehicles back which owners had 14 days to do.

Numerous other drivers were stopped for insurance offences but allowed to reinsure at the roadside.

The No Excuse team was supported by officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Team, Armed Response Vehicles and by neighbourhood officers throughout the Duchy and Devon.

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