Police on look out for motorists with no insurance in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 13:55 23 December 2011

Sergeant Tim Bennett of Bromley police led operation against uninsured drivers

Sergeant Tim Bennett of Bromley police led operation against uninsured drivers

Bromley police

Four motorists faced a long walk home after police seized uninsured vehicles during a clamp down on drivers taking to the roads without insurance.

Traffic officers set up a van equipped with high tech number plate recognition technology at Tweedy Road in Bromley.

They made three arrests and seized four uninsured vehicles during the operation on December 22.

The arrests were for offences of failing to stop for police and having no insurance, possession of drugs, and for providing false details to police.

Ten motorists were also spoken to by road safety officers for not wearing their seat belts.

The site was identified through local intelligence as a hot spot for uninsured drivers and crime in general.

Sergeant Tim Bennett, head of the Bromley town centre unit said: “We will be continuing to run these operations across Bromley to make our streets in safer. With every car seized, we are stopping criminals from using the roads. We want to stop uninsured drivers from causing harm to law abiding people and pushing up insurance prices for everyone.”

PC Cathy Linney from the Met Police traffic unit said: “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.”

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