Uninsured cars seized by police in Sunderland

SEIZED ... police seized six cars as part of Operation Dragoon, including this Suzuki Swift in Fulwell Road, Sunderland.
SEIZED ... police seized six cars as part of Operation Dragoon, including this Suzuki Swift in Fulwell Road, Sunderland.
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SIX uninsured drivers - including two in Sunderland - have had their cars seized as part of a police road safety crackdown.

The vehicles were all stopped on Tuesday, in Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside, on suspicion of being driven without insurance.

The drivers’ details were checked and all six were found to be driving without any insurance.

They had their cars seized and uplifted by police, and inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone found driving without insurance faces being fined up to £300 and six penalty points on their licence.

They could be taken to court, where they could be fined up to £5,000 and be disqualified from driving.

Motor Patrols Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “It’s staggering the number of people who are driving without insurance on the roads.

“Uninsured drivers are a danger. They push up premiums for other motorists and often drive with no regard for other road users, so it is vital we do everything we can to keep them off the roads.

The activity comes as part of Operation Dragoon, the force’s operation aimed at making the roads safer for everyone.

To report a dangerous driver, call police on 101, quoting ‘Operation Dragoon’.