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Scottish Police Clampdown on Uninsured Motorists
August 15, 2012
Young drivers in Scotland are being urged to make sure they have valid young drivers insurance and an up-to-date full driving licence, following a police initiative to crack down on uninsured motorists.
Drivers found to be driving without a valid car insurance policy could have their vehicle seized by police and face a fine of up to £5,000. Motorists without a valid driving licence could face fines of up to £1,000.
In addition to this both offences could mean 8 penalty points or worse.
Commenting on behalf of Tayside Police, Chief Inspector Sandy Bowman said:
"These campaigns are essentially about providing education and enforcement in respect of road safety. They provide an opportunity to remind drivers that they are risking having their vehicle seized and subsequently crushed if they are caught driving any type of vehicle without a licence or insurance."
Chief Inspector Bowman added:
"Tayside Police have been using these powers for six years now, and in that time they have proved to be an invaluable tool in removing vehicles from our communities which are a potential danger to us all."