Police to target uninsured drivers by crushing their cars

MR_MSN_News_template_crushed_carsThe Metropolitan Police operation to cut down on uninsured drivers by crushing their vehicles could be rolled out nationwide, claims Auto Express.

Operation Cubo has seized more than 14,000 vehicles in London since it was introduced in October 2011. The campaign sets up sites targeting specific areas, using automatic number plate recognition systems to identify cars being driven without insurance.

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The cars may then be sold at auction, broken for parts or crushed, depending on their value. The proceeds go back into the police service.

With Range Rovers, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis believed to have been seized, a whopping £5.5million has been raised through the operation.

Now other forces across the UK are wanting some of the action, asking the Met for advice on introducing their own operations that could see uninsured drivers clamped down on nationwide.

Is it right that police are making money by confiscating cars driven by uninsured motorists? Or should the penalties be even harsher?

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