Uninsured seizures on the rise

The number of uninsured vehicles seized in Wales has more than doubled in three years.

Dyfed-Powys, South and North Wales Police seized 4,831 in 2016 compared to 3,137 in 2013. The BBC reports that two of the forces have also raised £160,000 by scrapping or selling the vehicles after seizing them.

The figures revealed that between 2013 and 2016, the number of vehicles seized by South Wales Police rose from 1,347 to 2,867. In Dyfed-Powys, it went from 909 to 931, and in North Wales it went from 881 in 2013-14 to 1,033 in 2016-17.

Figures from Gwent Police were not available.