The ongoing Cars Behind Bars campaign, the idea of Staffordshire’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis, has seen 500 cars seized in just three months.
Matthew said: ‘The zero tolerance approach on insurance dodgers has proved very popular – people I’ve spoken to across Staffordshire are so enthusiastic about this crackdown.
‘It’s about fairness for law-abiding motorists who are hit by rising premiums because of these law-breakers. People who drive without insurance have nowhere to hide. They are being caught and dealt with by having their cars seized and, in some cases, scrapped.’
Cars Behind Bars uses Staffordshire’s extensive automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system to identify those breaking the law.