A successful pilot scheme cracking down on uninsured drivers by the Metropolitan Police could be rolled out across the country. By using a mixture of automatic number plate recognition and good old fashioned police work the Met set up lightning quick holding bays to check drivers’ details, and catch those driving uninsured,
A news report by MSN Cars reveals that "Operation Cubo" has been such a great hit with in London that other police forces are looking to follow their lead:
“Operation Cubo has seized more than 14,000 vehicles in London since it was introduced in October 2011. The campaign sets up sites targeting specific areas, using automatic number plate recognition systems to identify cars being driven without insurance.
The cars may then be sold at auction, broken for parts or crushed, depending on their value. The proceeds go back into the police service.
With Range Rovers, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis believed to have been seized, a whopping £5.5million has been raised through the operation.
Now other forces across the UK are wanting some of the action, asking the Met for advice on introducing their own operations that could see uninsured drivers clamped down on nationwide.”
Uninsured drivers cost motorists £30 on average directly through their insurance policy. Hopefully this crackdown will make for safer roads and maybe even cheaper car insurance.