Crackdown on the uninsured

Over 15 vehicles were seized last weekend by West Midlands Police in a clampdown on uninsured motorists. Unbelievably this included a mother teaching her teenage son to drive in a car with no insurance or ‘L’ plates. The vehicle was seized and a court summons was issued.

Officers from West Midlands Polices traffic unit also impounded vehicles from uninsured drivers in Solihull, Sparkhill, Wolverhampton and Edgbaston. All of whom had to make alternative travel plans after being found flouting road regulations.

Inspector Greg Jennings said “we want to send a clear message out to uninsured drivers that this behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to target uninsured drivers to make our roads safer.”


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First step: finding insurance

Insurance for an impounded van can be very difficult to find. Most insurers are unwilling to insure vehicles for this purpose and will often waste your time before telling you to go elsewere! Those insurers that do quote tend to offer an extortionate, unreasonable cost.

Comparison sites are the same too. You can spend hours visiting various sites, but beware that comparison sites don’t even ask the question: has your van been impounded. So this means you’ll have to call every insurer on their list to check. And the likelyhood is they can’t help.

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Short term vs long term policies

Temporary insurance for 30 days is ideal if you just want to retrieve your van and then plan to sell it shortly. The cover is only third party but gives you what you need to reclaim it from the police impound. However if you would like fully comprehensive insurance we can also source you an annual policy. This means both your van and third party drivers are insured. Whilst at the same time, building up no claims bonus to get future insurance cheaper.

The quote process takes minutes and we can quickly email you a covernote to take to the police station to release your impounded van. We do all the hard work for you, so you simply need to ask a few quick questions then we’ll compare the market to find you the best price.

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