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Warning over uninsured vehicles; UK BULLETINS.

AROUND 118,500 uninsured vehicles have been seized from the UK's roads during 2015, marking an increase on the previous year, according to figures from the Motor Insurers' Bureau.

The annual total exceeds a target set by the MIB, which works with police forces to thwart uninsured drivers, that 116,500 uninsured vehicles should be seized this year.

The MIB said that last year 116,000 uninsured vehicles were seized.

Its 2015 target for 116,500 vehicles was reached on December 17 - and it estimates that by the end of December 31 just under 118,500 vehicles will have been seized throughout this year.

The MIB is a not-for-profit body funded by the insurance industry, and ultimately the insurance policies of all drivers. It acts as a financial safety net for innocent motorists involved in accidents when the perpetrators are uninsured or cannot be traced.

Police forces use the MIB's database to check whether cars are recorded as having insurance. The MIB also operates a call centre for police officers to check additional details.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 31, 2015
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