A recent Police Scotland operation to crack down on uninsured driving led to 179 vehicles being seized and the detection of 262 individuals who were driving without proper insurance or licences.
The week-long operation at the end of January was carried out in conjunction with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), and involved Police Scotland using mobile and static road checks across the country to detect uninsured drivers.
“These detections demonstrate that there are still some drivers who think they are above the law and don't need to pay for proper insurance cover,” commented Chief Superintendent Stewart Carle, Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland. “This puts law-abiding drivers at risk of financial loss or worse.”
“Although the campaign has now ended, we will continue to search for and stop those drivers using uninsured vehicles which we will seize,” he said.
“The Motor Insurers Bureau saw an increase of over 50% of calls into our Police Helpline from officers across Scotland during the week of action, which led to an increase of over 40% more seizures during this week,” added Paul Bennett, MIB’s National Police Liaison officer. "Every uninsured vehicle taken off the roads contributes towards making the roads a safer place for everyone, and we would like to thank Police Scotland, and their officers, for their professionalism and assistance in this operation, and indeed throughout the year. Together we will continue to drive down uninsured driving for the benefit of everyone”
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