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More than 2,250 cars already seized in Cars Behind Bars scheme

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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MORE than 2,250 cars have now been seized as part of the 'Cars Behind Bars' initiative instigated by Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Matthew Ellis started the ambitious scheme, which sees Staffordshire Police cracking down on uninsured drivers in the region.

The scheme uses Staffordshire's extensive automatic numberplate recognition system to catch those who are driving illegally.

Mr Ellis said: "The zero-tolerance approach on insurance dodgers has proved very popular – people I've spoken to across Staffordshire are so enthusiastic about this crackdown.

"People who drive without insurance can't hide in Staffordshire. They are being caught and dealt with by having their cars seized and, in some cases, scrapped."

Drivers caught without insurance face hefty fines and having their cars seized on the spot.

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