Vehicle seized for no insurance, tax OR MOT

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Picture: Thames Valley Police
Picture: Thames Valley Police

A vehicle has been seized by police for failing to have insurance, tax and even an up to date MOT.

Thames Valley Police’s Roads Policing team pulled the vehicle over in Oxfordshire last night.

The force shared a picture of the seized vehicle on social media and said an on-the-spot ticket was issued, with a fine and points on the way to the driver in the post.

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In the UK, it is illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or in a public place without at least 3rd party insurance.

The police could give you a fixed penalty of £300 and 6 penalty points if you are caught driving a vehicle you are not insured to drive.

The fine for driving without a valid MOT is steeper and can be up to £1,000.

Similarly, failing to tax your vehicle could also result in a £1,000 fine.


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