Putting the brakes on illegal drivers
Police forces across Wales will be putting the brakes on illegal motorists during a two-week campaign which has been launched today. [19 October 2010]
As part of the crackdown against those who drive whilst disqualified, drive with no insurance or drive without a valid licence, officers from the four Welsh forces – North Wales, Dyfed Powys, South Wales and Gwent Police will be out and about targeting those who flout the law.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in their efforts to make the roads safer for all. If anybody has information about illegal drivers they should contact the police on 101, the Force’s non-emergency line, or Wales Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through Crimestoppers' secure online form.
Cracking down to safeguard lives
Launching the campaign at the Rhyl Community Fire Station, North Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard appealed to those who are aware of illegal drivers in their community to come forward. He said:
“Anybody found to be driving illegally can face being arrested. We will use all available powers to seize illegal vehicles and remove them from the roads. By doing this, we are helping safeguard the lives of others.
He added: “It can be devastating if you are involved in a collision with an illegal driver. We want to put a stop to this and get the message across that we are targeting those who are driving illegally. Law-abiding motorists should not have to pay for the small minority who flout the laws of the road.”
Did you know...
Uninsured drivers are:
- Three times more likely to have been convicted of driving without due care and attention.
- Six times more likely to drive an unsafe vehicle.
- Nine time more likely to be involved in a road traffic collision.
- 10 times more likely to have a drink drive conviction.
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