Insure it (vehicle) or risk losing it warn police

MOTORISTS who drive their vehicles on our roads uninsured face having them seized.

The warning has come from Staffordshire Police in a  joint force crackdown on illegal drivers across the region.

More than 400 drivers have been written to and warned their uninsured vehicles have been spotted.

Around 200 have responded by taking out insurance.

Those who haven’t need to act quickly risk of having their vehicle taken off the road.

The crackdown on uninsured vehicles is a joint initiative between the Staffordshire and West Midlands police forces, called Operation Tutelage, which is targeting 99,000 uninsured vehicles across the region.

Supt Dean Hatton, head of the Central Motorway Policing Group, said: “Research shows there can be a number of reasons why a vehicle is uninsured, aside from those who knowingly fail to insure.

“Operation Tutelage will help motorists by identifying that their vehicle is uninsured and give them an opportunity to resolve the atter.

“However, those who deliberately avoid insuring their vehicles, or those who ignore the letters, will remain subject to enforcement and prosecution for the offence,” he added.