Smart Car driver tries to outrun Police: ‘He lost and is now walking’

As the police illustrate, if you drive with no MOT, insurance or road tax, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught. They were back today with more car seizures taking place.

car being seized by iw police

The Roads Policing Unit have been back on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday) after their bumper result last week.

Last Wednesday, the team had an early start on the Island. They were stopping cars that had no MOT or insurance, and found in some cases, the drivers were not insured, some even disqualified.

One driver, in a Smart Car, even tried to outrun the police, but was eventually caught.

At least 11 drivers pulled
The tweets kept coming throughout the day, with at least seven seizures, and their final tweet of the day indicated that another four drivers – on top of the others already tweeted about – were facing prosecution.

Today, Isle of Wight Police tweeted that two more cars were seized.

Here’s the flow of tweets from last week.

The message from Hampshire Constabulary is very clear. If you drive with no MOT, insurance or road tax, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 5:18pm

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hermit

Excellent stuff. Keep up the good work

edmew

I am either very confused or in a time warp. This story and the pictures came out last week ???????????????

edmew

After reading a couple of times again I think I get the idea, perhaps if we had todays pictures it would be clearer :)

electrickery

What are the Police playing at? MOT, VEL and insurance status can all be checked automatically usng number-plate recognition – doesn’t need an expensive team of plods, and would have a far higher success rate.

chartman

Much bigger hit rate if you do a roadside/lay-by ANPR setup. Many more people get to see the operation and MIGHT just be persuaded to keep things in order and pass the word round that the IOW is not a backwater haven for car ‘crooks’.
Statistically, a far higher hit rate than just driving around in an ANPR equipped card …

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