No insurance has ‘costly consequences’ motorists told

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Police have issued an urgent reminder to motorists over the “costly consequences” of driving without insurance following a spate of collisions at the weekend.

PSNI Carrickfergus reported that seven road traffic accidents occurred in the district in just 24 hours.

The PSNI has stated that motorists who are detected driving without insurance will be issued with an “on the spot” fine of £205, the vehicle will be seized and a release fee for the vehicle will have to be paid as well as storage costs.

A spokesperson said: “There are even more serious consequences if you kill or inflict grievous bodily injury, which is defined as life-changing injuries, to someone who could even be a passenger or a loved one in an insured vehicle.

“The maximum sentence is two years in prison and/or an unlimited fine and disqualification from driving.”