North Yorkshire Police say the driver of a blue Vauxhall Vectra had his car taken from him after a road stop in Scarborough at the weekend.
A police spokesman said: “No insurance means no car.”
“PS Marshall and PC Manson were on patrol one evening when they saw an uninsured vehicle on the A170 near Ayton.
“The vehicle was impounded and the driver reported a crime of not having insurance.”
Operation Tutelage is a national police initiative to reduce driving without insurance.
If a vehicle is seen on the road and police and motor insurance database checks reveal that it is uninsured, a letter will be sent to the registered owner requesting them to insure the vehicle.
The letter requests that the registered owner determine whether there is a problem with the vehicle’s insurance and take remedial action.
The penalty for the offense of driving a vehicle without insurance is a fixed penalty notice of £300 and six penalty points on your driving licence. If the case goes to court, you could receive an unlimited fine and a driving ban.
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