Humberside Police launch crackdown on motorists without MOT, tax or insurance
A month-long police campaign will aim to rid the region's roads of motorists flouting the law.
From today, motorists driving a vehicle with no tax, MOT or insurance will be a target for officers
Officers from across the Humberside area will be proactively targeting those people who frequent the roads in the area who do not have a valid driving licence, an MOT certificate or a vehicle which is taxed.
Throughout the year police do stop and seize vehicles, which are found to be on the roads illegally.
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However, February will see a targeted campaign specifically focusing on those individuals in a bid to help make the roads a safer place to be across the whole region.
Roads Policing Inspector Paul Sergeant said: "The aim of this campaign is to make the roads across Humberside a safer place to be and by targeting the minority of individuals who chose to break the law, putting the lives of others at risk I feel we can achieve this objective.
"It is estimated that around 32% of all the motor vehicles seized in the Humberside area relate to uninsured vehicles and unlicensed drivers.
"In 2012, police seized 1761 vehicles in Humberside, which equates to around 146 seizure per month.
"Let this be a message to people that we will take your vehicle if you are caught by police.
"We can do our bit by increasing patrols across Humberside, in attempt to locate these people but I would ask for people to please let us know if you suspect that somebody is driving a vehicle with no tax, MOT or insurance, and if you think you know that somebody who is driving without a licence.
"It could be you, your family or your friends that ends up in a collision with one of these people and you will be the one left paying even if its not your fault."
Anyone who wishes to inform police of somebody they suspect to be breaking the law is asked to call Humberside Police tel 101.