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Food delivery rider caught operating without insurance since 2019 now faces £300 fine

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

Image credit : Twitter @SurreyRoadCops remixed

A food delivery driver faces a fine of £300 and six penalty points issued to their licence after it came to light that they didn't have insurance since 2019.

Officers from Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit pulled the rider over after their ANPR system flagged the vehicle as having an expired VEL.

Further checks confirmed that the vehicle hadn't been covered for the last two years.

Using Twitter to highlight the offence, Surrey Police @SurreyRoadCops, said: "This food delivery driver flagged our ANPR for having an expired VEL.

"Checks revealed it had not had insurance since 2019! Seized by Surrey Specials, who are out with us this evening.

"The driver will also get a £300 fine and 6 penalty points."

But is the fine a big enough deterrent for other thinking of avoiding paying insurance? One Twitter user doesn't think so, commenting on the Twitter feed, saying "Not much! Still cheaper than getting insurance for 3 years".

Another wrote: "That's offensive. I pay £2,000 a year for 3 vehicles."

Another Twitter user asked the question: "Should the employer not be responsible for checking that their employee had adequate insurance in order to work for them?"

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