Bexley police crackdown on illegal road users
PUBLISHED: 15:05 19 December 2012
Bexley police led a crackdown on illegal road users in the borough in the run-up to the festive season.
As part of the London-wde Operation Cubo, 10 vehicles were seized yesterday for offences including driving without insurance and using a mobile phone while driving.
Thirty officers were involved in Cubo and in total 273 vehicles were stopped and 26 drivers were issued with fixed-penalty tickets for using a mobile phone while driving and people in the car not wearing a seat belt.
Borough commander Ch Supt Victor Olisa said: “We will continue to pursue them relentlessly into 2013, with the additional support of a dedicated new investigation team and enhanced technology.”
“These operations are about disrupting the offenders that use their vehicles to commit crime in Bexley borough and beyond, and transport weapons, drugs and stolen property.”
This is the 14th such operation to be held in the capital and has led to more than £1 million has been raised through the scrap and auction of illegal vehicles across London.
The penalty for driving a vehicle without insurance is six penalty points and a £200 fine, and can also lead to a driving ban.