Cars seized in crackdown

PUBLISHED: 13:41 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 13:27 04 May 2010

MORE than 300 cars have been seized so far in a crackdown on drivers who are flouting the law. Under new powers, in operation in the county since the end of February, police are now able to seize any car where the driver does not have insurance or a lice

MORE than 300 cars have been seized so far in a crackdown on drivers who are flouting the law.

Under new powers, in operation in the county since the end of February, police are now able to seize any car where the driver does not have insurance or a licence.

There is a 14-day period in which the cars can be reclaimed once the 'appropriate documentation' has been provided.

And if the cars are not claimed within this period then they are either crushed or sold at auction depending on their value.

Sergeant Matt Johnson, who is leading the initiative, said: "We have seized a large number of vehicles in the last two months through people driving without insurance or a licence.

"The fact that this number is so high and continuing demonstrates that there are still some drivers who think is it acceptable to drive without insurance or a licence.

"These people are a danger to themselves and others.

"We will not tolerate people driving on the county's roads without the appropriate documentation and will continue with this robust enforcement.

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