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North Wales Police targeted disqualified drivers

Posted on 21st May

North Wales Police have been targeting illegal motorists in a two-week campaign on the region’s roads.

Officers used automatic number plate recognition technology in their drive to catch offenders.

During the two week clamp down, the police focussed on looking for people driving whilst disqualified, or without insurance or a valid licence.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Shannon said the police could reduce road casualties and help lower insurance premiums by “denying criminals use of the roads”.

The force liaised with the DVLA and the Motor Insurance Bureau, and also appealed to members of the public to alert them to potential suspects.

The BBC reported on a similar operation conducted in November 2010, when Wales’ biggest police clamp down on illegal drivers led to 417 vehicle seizures and 30 arrests over two weeks.