Thousands of vehicles seized

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ABOUT 22,000 uninsured, unlicensed and unroadworthy vehicles have been seized from the streets of Nottinghamshire over the last seven years.

Operation Rustproof, which began in 2005, involves officers looking for vehicles being driven without a licence or insurance.

Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, head of roads policing, said: “A total of 21,872 vehicles have been removed from Nottinghamshire’s roads for having no insurance or being driven without a licence.

“Unfortunately we find many of these are not even roadworthy and the drivers are putting everyone, including themselves, in danger.”

Chief Insp Charlton added: “Operation Rustproof allows us to use legislation to remove these vehicles from the streets, making them safer.”