Why are there are so many uninsured drivers?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology has been around for many years, so why are there still so many uninsured drivers on the roads?

Asked on 16 May 2022 by Bill Thompson

Answered by Lawrence Allan
The sheer number of uninsured drivers (estimated to be around a million) means it is nigh on impossible for the police to deal with all of them. Police resources are stretched in many areas of the country - often local forces will issue 'crackdowns', stopping and seizing as many cars as possible, but this usually means diverting resources away from trying to solve other issues.
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