According to new figures released by the Association of British Insurers the number of vehicles being seized and crushed by the authorities has increased.
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau) are working together on a new scheme to make sure that all vehicles in the UK are either insured or declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification).
A company car driver is more likely to be caught speeding than committing any other road offence, it has been reported.
Police officers are choosing to take unnecessary risks during high-speed chases, according to the sector watchdog.
With the incidence of casual car crime on the increase driver should be more careful about what they leave in their cars whilst they are unattended.
Motorists in the UK could soon be subjected to random roadside testing as part of a new national initiative to rid drink-driving from highways, it has been reported. According to the report ministers are considering introducing the assessments in areas where the offence is expected to occur.
Police have now got access to the national motor insurance database and have the power to seize uninsured vehicles, a spokesman for the British Insurance Brokers' Association has pointed out. Seized vehicles can then be impounded or even crushed if found on the road with no insurance.
All drivers caught on mobile phones should be charged with dangerous driving, according to a former police traffic expert. Currently, a £60 fine and a three-point licence penalty is the punishment for those caught endangering the lives of themselves and others by flouting the law.
If drivers were to perform more efficient safety checks on their Lorries, roadside prohibitions and roadworthiness issues would be curbed, it has been claimed.
A road safety group has claimed that the police should be given the power to breathalyse drivers at random.