Police baffled after pulling over uninsured car and finding nine people inside
Baffling dashcam footage has captured police pulling over an uninsured vehicle – only to find nine people crammed inside.
The clip shows an officer asking the driver to step out of the Skoda Octavia in Norton near Malton, North Yorks.
They are then followed by the passenger as well as five more people who in the backseat and two women who were in the boot, reports Gazette Live.
The incident occurred on May 17 as part of North Yorkshire Police’s target deployment to crack down on 17 uninsured and untaxed vehicles.
A police spokesman said: "Officers pulled over a Skoda Octavia in Norton near Malton after records showed it had no insurance.
"They were shocked when nine people got out.
"One passenger was in the front seat, five were in the back seat and two climbed out of the boot.
"To make matters even worse, two of the car doors would not open and one of the front tyres was so bald the inner cord was visible."
They added that police are always told to expect the unexpected, but “this one took us totally by surprise”.
“If it had been involved in a collision, the consequences don’t bear thinking about. It would have caused absolute carnage.”
The vehicle was seized, along with a further 17 uninsured and untaxed vehicles stopped in targeted deployments across North Yorkshire for UN Global Road Safety Week last week.
The driver was reported for dangerous driving and for having no insurance.
“We’re continuing our targeted road safety deployments throughout the summer and beyond, to keep everyone safe and take illegal drivers and vehicles off the road,” the spokesperson added.
It comes as a new poll found that someone is injured every 20 minutes from an uninsured driver.
An expert has now urged for speed cameras to help “make our roads safer” by detecting offenders.
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