DEDICATED patrols to crack down on drivers taking to the road without insurance are taking place this week.
South Yorkshire Police said the #OpDriveInsured national campaign was being enforced in the county to get across the message to motorists and would target anyone found to be breaking the law by driving without valid insurance.
Officers from the roads policing team in South Yorkshire will be conducting dedicated patrols, talking to drivers, raising awareness of the consequences of driving without insurance, and handing out £300 fines and six points to anyone caught without valid documentation.
Cars have already been seized and fines issued.
A spokesman said: “This is just one of the many national operations officers take part in to keep our roads safe and remove the threat drivers without insurance pose to other road users who have the correct and legal documents in place.
“This work however is not just restricted to dedicated operations. Across the whole of the year officers conduct patrols to check registered car details, identify anyone committing road offences and driving unsafely.”
For more information, visit the Motor Insurance Bureau website at https://www.mib.org.uk/media-centre/news/2017/october/is-your-motor-insurance-keeping-you-on-the-right-side-of-the-law/