Efforts by police to crackdown on uninsured driving have led to a 4% increase in the number of seizures of uninsured vehicles, figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) have revealed.
British Transport Police’s UK-wide operation ‘Scandium’ recently came to Scotland with in excess of one hundred drivers in Falkirk being stopped for checks.
The operation is designed to tackle criminal use of the road but particularly to ensure scrap metal dealers and traders know of their responsibilities under the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015.
The illegal use of motorcycles in Aberdeen has fallen by approximately forty per cent (40%) since the introduction of a Police Scotland operation in April 2015.
Further, only 63 individuals have been charged with related offences over the same period.
Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have revealed that a man from Liverpool accumulated 45 licence penalty points in the period from 1st October 2012 and 20th June 2013, beating the previous record of 42 points. The figures were released by the DVLA following a freedom of information request from IAM.
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