Car and motorbike seized by police in Swanage

The Dorset Police No Excuse team patrolling in Swanage, have confiscated a motorbike and a silver Audi car for having no insurance.

The vehicles were spotted by the police on Sunday 26th September 2021.


Both vehicles, although believed not to be connected, were also displaying illegal number plates.

No insurance and illegal number plates

Dorset Police No Excuse team said:

“Another day where people bring attention to themselves.

“Firstly the silver Audi was displaying an illegal number plate. On stopping the car we found it had no insurance either. Vehicle seized and driver issued with a fixed penalty.

“Just as we finished with that, the motorbike rode past, also with an illegal number plate. On stopping it, we found it had no insurance as well. Bike seized and rider issued with a fixed penalty.”

Bike seized by police
Dorset Police

Rules for number plates

According to the DVLA, the number plates on a vehicle must:

  • Be made from a reflective material
  • Display black characters on a white background (front plate)
  • Display black characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
  • Not have a background pattern
  • Be marked to show who supplied the number plate
  • Be marked with a British Standard number – this is ‘BS AU 145e’ for plates fitted after 1 September 2021

The characters must not be removable or reflective. If the number plates were fitted after 1st September 2021, they must also be a single shade of black.

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