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SEIZED! POLICE CONTINUE TO RID ROADS OF UNINSURED MOTORS


‘We’ll never get exhausted of this’ – that’s the message from Police on the Isle of Wight who are continuing to rid the roads of uninsured vehicles and their law-breaking drivers.

Seizing vehicles isn’t just the responsibility of the Island’s Joint Roads Policing and Armed Response team – local Response and Patrol crews and even PCSOs are working to identify and stop drivers and vehicles that shouldn’t be on the road.

Last night PC Ball, SC Tosdevin, PCSO King and PCSO Hyslop worked to stop and seize a Citroen Piscaso after it was spotted being used without insurance in Ryde.

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Following a number of checks the car was seized under Section 165 powers and towed away.

Response and patrol officers have been taking to Twitter in recent weeks to highlight the proactive work they are doing to stop uninsured, unroadworthy and untaxed vehicles and their drivers, some of which have proven to be unlicensed.

If you have concerns about a vehicle that is being driven illegally you can call Police on 101.

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Ashley H
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Ashley H

What an absolute joke – again.
And what’s this ‘Isle of Wight Police’ now then that we hear about all the time, not Hampshire Constabulary?
I’d like to know who it is making these self-congratulatory Tweets because when I reported an uninsured car that also wasn’t taxed they weren’t at all interested and the driver got tipped off and given the chance to put their car in order – that wasn’t seized, oh no. That car was on a main road being passed by police cars. Similarly PCSOs and the full police officer in a patrol car weren’t at all interested when my partner had a chat about it last year. “Oh if we see anything we just report it to DVLA. You could do that if you’re interested”.
When I complained to local neighbourhood police they didn’t even have the basic manners to respond and there has been nil response from Hampshire Police regarding my subsequent complaint to them about it. Police website says they’ll respond within 48hrs to complaints/enquiries, well it’s been months and still no response.
A formal complaint merely got an acknowledgement after a month and nothing since.

So why the sudden interest and rhetoric in such cars now??

Certainly my experience of the police this year has left me totally disaffected.

Richard Collins
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Richard Collins

Have had the same experience.Report cars, cars still being driven for weeks. I reported one car over the coarse of a month 3 times. Gave up. No TAX or MOT. Was still being used on a daily basis. It got a parking ticket some time later. Then owner moved it.

Grumpy Old Git
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Grumpy Old Git

I quite agree with Ashley. I had the same experience last year. Told the Council, Police and DVLA about an abandoned car. When one of the windows got smashed, Island Roads were out within an hour and cleared the glass up. The Police notified the owner the window had been broken. Like, untaxed for over a year, no MOT either hence no insurance, yet it was another month before the car war taken away. What do we pay our council taxes for? Oh yes, to pay their wages. And don’t get me started on Referenda and Brexit.

Anon
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Anon

Come on guys you all know it’s all about getting back for tea breaks…….!!
A few years ago my yard was broken into and a lot tools stolen police did not want to know at all, and they wouldn’t let it go on iow radio news as they told me it looks bad on the island wow
I have no faith in the police at all

renfrey ascott
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renfrey ascott

Informed authorities twice when cars had no insurance/tax/mot. Both cars removed in two weeks.

Well done.

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