Police seize uninsured vehicles in Oldham
Date published: 17 February 2021
The vehicles were siezed
Greater Manchester Police have seized two vehicles in Oldham after discovering they were uninsured.
In both cases, the drivers were also discovered to be driving without a valid licence.
The Road Policing Unit stopped the vehicles separately, one of which was pulled over on Oldham Road in Shaw.
The police can hand out a fixed penalty of £300 and 6 penalty points if you're caught driving a vehicle you're not insured to drive. The maximum fine that can be handed out for driving without insurance is £5,000.
Both vehicles were confiscated on the spot and drivers reported.
Vehicles will be stored at a police compound until it is recovered by the owner for a fee.
For cars and light vans there is a £150 removal charge and £20 per day storage
Driving without a licence that can bring with it six penalty points and a fine of up to £5,000. Further punishment can also include a prolonged period of disqualification, community service and even imprisonment for up to six months.
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