KENT Maidstone MEDWAY

More than 70 vehicles were seized and 12 arrests made during a week long campaign targeting uninsured drivers across the county

more than 70 vehicles were seized and 12 arrests made during a week long campaign targeting uninsured drivers across the county
more than 70 vehicles were seized and 12 arrests made during a week long campaign targeting uninsured drivers across the county

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit took part in the national campaign, Op Drive Insured between Monday 26 October and Sunday 1 November 2020 focussing on uninsured drivers while carrying out road checks and patrols.

Every year in the UK, 130 people are killed and 26,000 suffer injury after being involved in a collision with an uninsured driver.

During the week officers stopped 98 vehicles, 78 of which were seized for having no insurance and 12 people were arrested, all for drug driving offences.

Roads Policing Chief Inspector Elena Hall said: ‘Law abiding motorists are put at unnecessary risk by those who flout the law and we are committed to repeatedly targeting uninsured drivers to make the roads safer.

‘In addition to the financial implications those who drive uninsured are often linked to other criminality and we are keen to get these vehicles off of our road network.

‘Our message is simple, if driving uninsured be prepared to have your vehicle seized, risk it being crushed and face significant fines and points on your license.’