Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Uninsured vehicles removed

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Police seized a yellow MG on College Road, Newport which had no insurance, MOT or vehicle tax and the driver had only a provisional licence. Police tweeted a picture of the vehicle being removed by Stag Lane Motors, using the hashtag #notworththerisk.

A grey Vauxhall was also impounded in Ventnor for being uninsured with the driver only having a provisional licence, and driving unsupervised with no L plates.

If your vehicle is impounded because it is uninsured or you are not driving with the correct licence you will have to attend a police station within seven days. You will need identification and all the relevant documents needed to drive the vehicle on the road, including a valid driving licence and insurance certificate for the vehicle. After 14 days the police will dispose of the vehicle.

You will be charged £150 removal charge and £20 per day storage. Any convictions or points on your licence must be declared to your insurance company and is likely to affect the cost of future insurance cover, so driving without ensuring everything is legal could be a very expensive decision.