One millionth uninsured car is seized
by Richard Kilner
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The one millionth uninsured car on Britain’s roads has been seized by West Midlands police, Bluefin has reported.
The West Midlands force has been utilising automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology to help it crack down on the uninsured, and has reported an average seizure rate of one vehicle per hour.
Since 2005, when the police were first given the right to stop uninsured vehicles, forces across the UK have collectively seized 500 uninsured vehicles a day.
There is an estimated 1.2 million uninsured vehicles still on Britain’s roads, however.
A spokesman for the AA pointed out that whilst the fine for driving without insurance is roughly £200 the car insurance premium for a young driver can be as much as £3,000, explaining the high rate of both offending and reoffending.
Car insurance is not the only area subject to a lack of insurance, with The Co-operative Insurance last month revealing that 18% of British adults lack home insurance.