Bromley drivers arrested as police target uninsured drivers
PUBLISHED: 12:35 19 December 2012
Bromley Police seized 15 vehicles and arrested two people as they continued to crack down on uninsured drivers in the borough yesterday (Tuesday).
Officers set up stop points in Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace and Elmers End Road, Beckenham as part of Operation Cubo to stop drivers that are more likely to be involved in collisions, according to Ch Spt Steph Roberts.
She said: “We know that 80% of uninsured drivers are habitual criminals and they are five times more likely to be involved in collisions.
“These operations are about disrupting the offenders that use their vehicles to commit crime in Bromley borough and beyond, and transport weapons, drugs and stolen property.”
The operation led to 552 vehicles being seized across the capital, with 105 people arrested for offences including drink driving, fraud and handling stolen goods.
Uninsured drivers are targeted through use of automatic number plate recognition, fixed cameras and routine number plate checks.
Drivers without insurance risk their vehicle being destroyed, six points on their license and a £200 fine.