The CrushWatch scheme, which saves cars from the crusher, saved a whopping £7 million higher worth of uninsured cars than in 2016, which is testament to the number of high-end cars being seized on UK roads due to a lack of valid insurance.
Established in 2009, the scheme allows police to check vehicles before scrapping to have the option of reuniting finance and leasing companies with their valuable assets. More than 113,000 uninsured cars were seized by police last year, the bulk of which were more mainstream models, however, a surprising number of high-end supercars were also recovered.
Among the haul were six Lamborghini Huracans, worth between roughly £150 and £190 thousand each and a Lamborghini Aventador, the most expensive car recovered, at £318 thousand. A Ferrari 458, Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT were also retrieved, equalling a combined worth of £350 thousand.
Barry Shorto, head of industry relations at hpi, stated: “Its success further illustrates the need to crack down on driving without insurance, drivers who are causing a risk to other road users and pedestrians. Our data reveals that drivers of supercars and premium vehicles are not exempt from this practice.”
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