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Almost 2,000 uninsured vehicles seized by Cambridgeshire police in 2023





More than 1,800 uninsured vehicles were seized by police officers in Cambridgeshire last year, the force has said.

This ranks Cambridgeshire Constabulary as 22nd out of the 45 British police forces for the total number of uninsured vehicles seized during 2023.

Almost 2,000 uninsured vehicles seized by Cambridgeshire police last year
Almost 2,000 uninsured vehicles seized by Cambridgeshire police last year

Uninsured vehicles pose a significant risk to other road users as it could leave them significantly out of pocket should medical care, property repairs, or other support be needed.

In total, 1,872 vehicles were seized in 2023 which represents a 12 per cent increase on 2022 when 1,677 vehicles were seized.

Inspector Ed Finn said: “The number of cars seized last year shows uninsured drivers are still a problem but also what we are doing every day to keep the roads safe.

“We will always look to take uninsured drivers off the roads because they are a liability and law-abiding drivers are sick and tired of having to pay increases in insurance premiums, partly because of uninsured drivers.

“No insurance can also be an indicator of other offences such as driving with no licence, using a stolen vehicle or drugs.”

Seized vehicles will only be released back to the owner once they have bought valid insurance. Failure to do so could result in it being crushed.




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