PUBLISHED: 05:17 20 October 2018 | UPDATED: 05:17 20 October 2018
A car caught speeding on a town centre street has been seized after police discovered the vehicle had not been insured.
Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team Tweeted on Friday, October 19 that officers stopped the car in Christchurch Street Ipswich.
Under Section 165 of the Road Traffic Act, police have the power to seize any vehicle that is being driven without a valid insurance policy or where the driver does not hold a valid driving licence.
Following a seizure of a vehicle, officers are required to issue a seizure notice and leaflet, as well as inform drivers that, if they want to recover the vehicle, they must comply with the instructions contained within the leaflet.
Under section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, police have the power to stop a vehicle at any time and they do not need to give a reason. Failing to stop is a criminal offence.
Those given TORs can end up with a one-off fine or have the matter sent to court for a hearing.
No insurance is considered one of the ‘fatal four’ motoring offences by police.