Newly-qualified driver caught without insurance ‘could lose licence’

The Volkswagen seized by police in Mildenhall. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING

The Volkswagen seized by police in Mildenhall. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM - Credit: Archant

A motorist caught without insurance less than two years after qualifying could go back to being a learner, police have warned.

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team stopped the silver Volkswagen Golf in Mildenhall on Tuesday, May 14.

They Tweeted afterwards: "This vehicle was stop checked in #Mildenhall. The driver was found to be uninsured. The vehicle has been #seized and the driver reported."

Even though cases of driving without insurance can go to court, many are dealt with by fixed penalty notices of a fine of up to £300 and six penalty points on a driving licence.

But those who get six penalty points or more within two years of passing their driving test face having their licence revoked


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"The driver was in the first two years of driving so is likely to go back to a provisional licence holder," officers said.

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