The number of vehicles with no
Last year, around 150,000 vehicles without
Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive for Biba, said that he believes uninsured driving rates have gone down by over ten per cent.
“Police have now got access to the motor insurance database and the power to seize uninsured vehicles,” he explained. “There’s also the automatic number plate reading cameras, similar to speed cameras.”
These new cameras scan vehicle registration plates as they drive past and send a message to police if the car’s insurance is not registered, he added.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau reports that uninsured drivers on UK roads cause 160 deaths on the road every year and 23,000 injuries.
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