Police take uninsured cars off streets of Bromley

14:48 25 June 2012

Uninsured drivers rued the day they thought they could cut corners in paying out for insurance and faced a long walk home when their vehicles were seized by police in Bromley during a city-wide clamp down on motoring offences.

Police took ten uninsured vehicles off the streets in Bromley on Friday as part of the crackdown, taking the total seized in the borough since the start of April for no insurance to 220.

In all 536 uninsured vehicles were seized across London during the day of action.

Police Commander Steve Watson said: “The tenth Operation Cubo has achieved some outstanding results, with another huge total of vehicle seizures in just one day.

He added: “We are targeting criminals by denying them the use of the roads so it’s much harder for them to commit crime. We’re also helping to make London’s roads safer as uninsured drivers are more likely to have collisions and less likely to have road-worthy vehicles.

“We’ve also been displaying seized vehicles around London this week, such as outside town halls to show the public we are taking action against criminals. This has prompted much interest from the public who have been very supportive of the move. We’re also sending a strong message to people who choose to drive without insurance: that we will seize and possibly sell or crush your vehicle.

“Over 26,000 vehicles have now been seized since we began our initiative and hundreds of criminals arrested. Cubo uses highly visible, but effective tactics that captures criminals in the act and deters their offending, while reclaiming London’s roads for responsible and law-abiding drivers.”

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