That’s when – you guessed it – he was asked for his papers, and there was one he couldn’t provide: insurance.
“This vehicle almost has a head-on with our motor,” the police say. “The driver then told officers he brought the car 30 seconds ago and for once this was actually true. Unfortunately took his chances not insuring it. And well you all know what happens next..#Seized.”
Since this bizarre incident was made public on social media, the jokes haven’t stopped coming in. “Gone in 30 seconds,” a riff off the name of the cult movie Gone in 60 Seconds, is a favorite, but “from new car to no car” is coming as a strong second. The bottom line is that, in the UK, not getting insurance on your car is a sure way of finding yourself in a position to find alternative means of transportation for the foreseeable future.
Not that this is keeping drivers from taking their chances. Northamptonshire has been running a road safety campaign, Operation Journey, throughout October, and the findings reveal that driving without insurance is the number one most common traffic offense. And it always ends in seizure of the vehicle.
This vehicle almost has a head on with our motor. The driver then told officers he brought the car 30 seconds ago and for once this was actually true. Unfortunately took his chances not insuring it. And well you all know what happens next.. #Seized #s3812BRANDHAM pic.twitter.com/O5XF3oboGO— Northampton Hub Specials (@NNSpecials) November 18, 2020