How do you get behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce and forget you're NOT insured?

Northamptonshire’s traffic cops were kept busy with a usual haul of vehicles seized for a variety of offences. But they will have to go some way to match this beauty taken off the road by their pals up the road. The local Road Safety Team tweeted their photos of an uninsured Renault Clio, Vauxhall Astra, Audi and a motorbike all ready to be taken away after being stopped.

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Yet, a few miles along the motorway, colleagues in the Midlands were watching a white Rolls-Royce Wraith, worth around GBP250,000, being loaded up by one very nervous tow-truck driver.

The event was retweeted by the Northants Road Crime Team. A spokesman for the Central Midlands Police Group said: “A Rolls-Royce was stopped for a check on the M6. Enquiries with the driver revealed they were not insured to drive it so the vehicle was seized and driver reported.”

Meanwhile, a Northamptonshire Road Safety Team spokesman said: “Another day another uninsured driver — including one heading to Magistrates Court where he can discuss the consequences of totting up what will be in excess of 12 penalty points. Police seized this white Rolls-Royce after finding the driver was not insured. Photo: CMPG

“We’d even written to him warning him that not insuring his vehicle would lead to seizure and a ticket.” A message from the editor: Thank you for reading this story on our website.

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