Crackdown launched in Isle against illegal drivers

Humberside Police logo.
Humberside Police logo.

POLICE are launching a crackdown on motorists driving illegally in the Isle of Axholme.

Humberside Police is launching a month long campaign today targeting people driving without tax, insurance or a valid MOT.

Inspector Paul Sergeant said: “The aim of this campaign is to make the roads a safer place to be and by targeting the minority of individuals who chose to break the law, putting the lives of others at risk I feel we can achieve this objective.

“It is estimated that around 32 per cent of all the motor vehicles seized in the Humberside area relate to uninsured vehicles and unlicensed drivers. In 2012, police seized 1,761 vehicles in Humberside, which equates to around 146 seizures per month. Let this be a message to people that we will take your vehicle if you are caught by police.”

Police said accidents involving uninsured drivers adds up to an additional £60 on motorists’ insurance premiums and have asked people to report people they knew driving illegally