A Big Mac and fines is what one takeaway delivery driver was left with after being caught driving an uninsured vehicle by cops on patrol in Gedling
The team of Special Constables were patrolling Gedling earlier this evening (January 28) and pulled over the vehicle after discovering the driver didn’t have the correct level of insurance cover.
The car was then seized under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act.
The would-be courier will now face a hefty fine, six points on his licence and have to pay an additional recovery fee to reclaim his wheels, or risk it being crushed.
The customer still received their Big Mac and fries in time thanks to kind-hearted officers who safely dropped off the takeaway Maccies to the door.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “It’s an offence to drive a motor vehicle on a public road without adequate cover. It’s important to remember that there are different categories of insurances, permitting different level of usage, and as the driver of the vehicle, it is your responsibility to check that your sufficiently insured prior to making any journey.
“Failure to ensure that you are adequately insured could render you liable to prosecution. Your vehicle can also be seized at the roadside if officers reasonably suspect your vehicle to be uninsured.”
Those found to not have insurance at the point of being stopped by the police face six penalty points and a fine of up to £5,000.
The spokesman added: “If you find yourself conducting business trips for whatever reason, we would always advise you to check with your insurance company prior to commencing the journey.”