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Man forced to ‘walk home in the rain’ after being caught driving his mum’s van uninsured

December 2, 2021


A man with a provisional licence was left to walk home in the rain by police after being caught driving his mum’s van.

Greater Manchester Transport Officers pulled over a white van in Wythenshawe yesterday evening, December 1.

The driver proceeded to tell officers that he was insured on the vehicle.

But after completing their checks, it was confirmed the driver only had a provisional license.

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He also had no insurance on the van, which belonged to his mum.

He then had to walk home in the rain and is awaiting his court date for the offence.

A Tweet from GMP Traffic read: “#GMPTransportUnit officers stopped this van in #Wythenshawe.

“Checks confirmed the driver only had a provisional driving licence and no insurance for his mum’s van, despite his lies to the contrary.

“Sent on his way on foot in the rain awaiting his Court date.”

During a week-long operation last month targeting uninsured drivers, officers seized 131 cars across Greater Manchester, with a further 212 reported for various traffic offences.

Officers were out at multiple checkpoints across the force, targeting those who drive illegally and taking their vehicles off the road.

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According to the Greater Manchester Police website, driving without insurance could land offenders with a fixed penalty of £300 and six penalty points.

If taken to court, they could be handed an unlimited fine or be disqualified from driving.

The police also have the power to seize or destroy a vehicle if it’s being driven without insurance.

Inspector Joseph Barron of GMP’s Safer Transport Coordination Unit previously said: “Taking people off the road who have no regard for the safety of others or the legal requirements needed to drive a vehicle is essential to ensuring that we can reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads of Greater Manchester, a goal which all my officers are committed to achieving.”

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