Surrey Police seized a car after the driver ignored repeated warnings from the force about their lack of insurance.
An image shared by police shows the impounded car with a sticker stuck to the rear window that reads, “No insurance. Police seized.”
“The driver of that car knew he had no insurance because we had sent letters to his address letting them know,” Surrey police wrote in a tweet early Sunday morning (21 November).
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“The driver admitted seeing the letters but chose to continue driving without any insurance. Reported and vehicle seized.”
As part of the Continuing Insurance Enforcement Program, the Bureau of Automobile Insurers (MIB) and the DVLA work in partnership to identify uninsured vehicles by comparing the DVLA vehicle records with those kept in the database. automobile insurance (MID).
This means that you don’t have to drive to be taken without insurance.
The registered owner of a vehicle that appears to be uninsured then receives an Notice of Insurance Letter (IAL). This letter will notify them that their vehicle does not appear to be insured and urge them to take action.
If they don’t and their vehicle is confirmed to be uninsured, they will receive a penalty from the DVLA.
In addition to a fixed fine of Â£ 300 and six penalty points, the penalties for driving without insurance can include an unlimited fine and even a ban on driving.
Police can also seize and in some cases destroy a vehicle that has been driven without insurance.
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