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Police seize car for no tax, insurance or MOT on school run

Date published: 06 December 2018


Rochdale police seized a car for having no valid tax, insurance or MOT earlier today (Thursday 6 December 2018).

The Spotland and Falinge officers were out this morning at Meanwood Primary School to ensure parents were parking responsibly.

The blue car was seized for the trio of motoring offences, whilst another driver was reported for not having their children in car seats or wearing a seatbelt.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “In both cases, the drivers could see nothing wrong with their behaviour.”

You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 isn’t in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.

All children must wear a seat belt and be in the correct car seat for their height and weight until they reach 135cm in height, or their 12th birthday.

It’s illegal to drive a vehicle on a road or in a public place without at least third party insurance, with a risk of a £300 fixed penalty and six penalty points.

Any motorist caught driving without tax could be fined up to £1,000 and with a maximum fine of £1,000 for using a car on the road without a valid MOT.

The only exceptions are to drive it to or from somewhere to be repaired, or to a pre-arranged MOT test.

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