Hertfordshire motorists THIRD most likely to be caught driving uninsured in UK

Hertfordshire drivers are the third most likely to get caught driving without insurance, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:18 am

According to data gathered by car dealership Dick Lovett, more than 2,012 drivers across the county were slapped with fines for travelling without valid insurence.

Motorists caught driving without insurance will receive a minimum £300 fixed penalty notice and six points on their licence.

Vehicles will be seized and potentially crushed or sold at auction.

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Uninsured drivers can also be referred to court where they face an unlimited fine and a driving ban.

Chief inspector Chris Treadwell said: We would like to remind motorists that motor insurance is compulsory under the Road Traffic Act. Driving without insurance on a road or in a public place is Illegal and will not be tolerated on our roads.

"Having valid motor insurance is more than a legal requirement: it is designed to protect victims of road traffic collisions by providing them with financial compensation.

"The consequences of driving without insurance are significant and we want to remind the public that it is a risk that is simply not worth taking.”