Campaign targets illegal drivers

MOTORISTS who drive without a valid licence or who use vehicles with no tax, MOT or insurance are being targeted by Humberside Police this month.

Throughout the year police stop and seize vehicles that are found to be on the roads illegally. However, February will see a targeted campaign specifically focusing on those individuals in a bid to help make the roads a safer place to be across the whole region.

Roads Policing Inspector Paul Sergeant said: “The aim of this campaign is to make the roads across Humberside a safer place to be and by targeting the minority of individuals who chose to break the law, putting the lives of others at risk I feel we can achieve this objective.

“It is estimated that around 32 per cent of all the motor vehicles seized in the Humberside area relate to uninsured vehicles and unlicensed drivers. In 2012, police seized 1761 vehicles in Humberside, which equates to around 146 seizure per month. Let this be a message to people that we will take your vehicle if you are caught by police.”

Anyone who wishes to inform police of somebody they suspect to be breaking the law is asked to call Humberside Police on 101.