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18 cars seized in Bromley after crackdown on uninsured drivers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 May 2014

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford is committed to making the streets safer.

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford is committed to making the streets safer.

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A crackdown on uninsured drivers saw 18 vehicles seized last week.

“Operation Cubo” occurred across Bromley on May 8.

Officers targeted the uninsured drivers using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), fixed cameras and routine number plate checks.

They seized 18 vehicles to add to more than 1,700 uninsured vehicles which were removed from the borough’s roads in the last two years.

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford said: “We’re sending a strong message to people who choose to drive without insurance, we will seize your vehicles and remove them from our roads. Uninsured drivers are a danger to all road users and we will use every power available to us to stop these people making Bromley’s roads dangerous. We will continue to increase the scope and scale of this operation and have increased the locations for this activity across the borough to ensure it has the maximum impact.

“These operations are also about disrupting the offenders who use their vehicles to commit crime in Bromley borough and beyond, and use them to transport weapons, drugs and stolen property. We will continue to pursue them relentlessly to make our streets safer. With every car seized, we are stopping criminals from using the roads”.

The penalty for driving a vehicle without insurance is six points on a license and a £300 fine, and it could potentially lead to a driving ban.

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