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Bromley police crack down on uninsured drivers with 300 cars seized
POLICE have seized over 300 uninsured vehicles seized across Bromley in the last five and half months.
MPS Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe launched the crackdown at the end of last year to target criminals and disrupt their activities by denying them the use of London's roads.
Police say approximately 80 per cent of uninsured drivers have a criminal record, with many actively using their vehicles to facilitate their offending.
These drivers are also five times more likely to be involved in collisions and a reduced chance the vehicles will be in a roadworthy condition.
Chief Inspector Carron Schusler said: "We're sending a strong message to people who choose to drive without insurance - we will seize and possibly sell or crush your vehicle."
Driving without insurance is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. The penalty for driving a vehicle without insurance, an offence under the Road Traffic Act, is six penalty points and £200 fine.
It can also lead to a driving ban.