Why can the police seize a vehicle?

Why can the police seize a vehicle?

Due to section 165a of The Road Traffic Act 1998, the police has the powers to seize a vehicle if they don’t believe it to have insurance in place. In recent years, powers have been extended so police can seize the vehicle at roadside. This is a result of developing technology which has allowed police to check a national database – the Motor Insurance Database (MID) – to check if the vehicle registration matches up to a valid insurance policy. If not then the vehicle may be seized and impounded.

Automatic License Plate Recognition

New measures have been introduced that allow the police to monitor cars on the road without being physically there. These measures are another result of developing technology with automatic license plate recognition software with traffic cameras. These cameras check cars for their insurance, tax and any other suspicious activity such as extremely slow driving, speeding and dangerous driving.

Another measure that the police use is checking for drivers that are driving a little too perfectly. Whilst at first this may seem ridiculous as well trained drivers should be praised rather than questioned, it is more likely that a person driving under the influence or engaging in illegal activity will do all they can to deter police from stopping them.

When the police impounds your car, you can still get it back

We are regulated by the FCA to carry out insurance activities.

We work by putting you in touch with proven insurers who have a track record for insuring impounded vehicles and at a great price. By using us you will get the best deals that we have negotiated on your behalf. Finding insurance for a seized vehicle can very very hard…only a handful of insurers nationwide can help, and you won’t find them on comparison sites or in the phone book. You will be staggered by the choice we can offer!

Next step: contact us. You can get in touch by calling us FREE on 0161 975 5606 or by visiting our Twitter or Facebook pages. We’ll quickly get in contact and identify your needs. If you want to learn about why cars and vans are taken to a police impounds and what you need to do to get them back, read our informative FAQ’s and information guides.

So the police impounds your car and you have no insurance? Get in contact to solve your insurance needs today.