New road law welcomed

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DERBYSHIRE’S Road Safety Partnership has welcomed a new law to tackle drivers who keep uninsured vehicles.

The law gives police the power not only to deal with uninsured drivers but those who keep vehicles without insuring them.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: “We hope this new law will help to prevent deaths and injuries. Each year uninsured drivers kill 160 people and injure a further 23,000 across the country.

“The police already seize the vehicles of people who they catch driving without insurance but it’s just not possible to catch every uninsured driver in this way. These new powers should help to make our roads safer.”

Log on to www.direct.gov.uk/stayinsured for more details on the law, which comes into force next Monday.