Thursday, 16 October 2008

Uninsured and untaxed

A GROWING "underclass" of motorists is driving without tax, insurance or licences in London.New figures show that 14,230 illegal drivers were stopped in the capital last year. It compares with none stopped in 2004 rising to 5,886 in 2006, as police began using Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.It is estimated that in parts of the capital, particularly towards east London, up to one in 10 motorists were driving illegally.


A week of action against unlicensed foreign drivers has caught more than 1,200 offenders, it was revealed today.