Driver uninsured for 50 years caught by police in Staffordshire

A driver who has been on the roads without insurance for five decades has been caught by police. Officers pulled a vehicle over in South Staffordshire after discovering it was uninsured.

But they soon found out the man behind the wheel did not hold a valid licence and had been driving without insurance for 50 years. He has now been reported for driving without insurance and the vehicle has been seized.

Staffordshire Police’s dogs and armed response unit tweeted: “Upon stopping this uninsured vehicle in the South Staffordshire Police area we discovered that its driver has been driving for 50 years with no licence. He has been reported and the vehicle has been seized.”

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It is illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or public place without at least third party insurance. People could face a fixed penalty of £300, a driving ban, an unlimited fine and six points if they are caught.

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