Crackdown on uninsured drivers continues

West Yorkshire police have seized more than 5,000 uninsured cars this year alone, an average of 20-25 cars a day.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports that 5,361 uninsured cars that are at risk of being crushed if their owners don’t pay the hefty fines.

Sergeant Gary Roper of the West Yorkshire police’s roads policing support unit said, ‘On average we seize 20-25 cars a day across the county for having no insurance. Teams across the organisation regularly work closely with partners to tackle this issue, including days of action and proactive operations.’

This action is part of a nationwide crackdown on uninsured drivers launched by The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) in cooperation with police forces across the UK. It says about 3,000 vehicles will be seized every week this year.

The MIB said about 3,000 vehicles without insurance will be seized every week this year, using Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology with information from the Motor Insurance Database to identify and catch those driving uninsured vehicles.