Over £840,000 worth of uninsured cars saved

Over £840,000 worth of uninsured cars saved

West Yorkshire has seen more vehicles recovered for finance companies than any other area outside London.

New figures from HPI reveal that West Yorkshire Police has reunited finance companies with over £840k worth of uninsured vehicles in June alone.

The figures are revealed as part of HPI's Crushwatch initiative, which helped finance and leasing companies recover over £11.2m worth of uninsured vehicles across the whole of the UK in June.

Amongst the vehicles recovered in June, West Yorkshire Police reunited finance companies with an Audi RS3 worth over £38k and a BMW M3 worth £30k. The highest value car recovered in West Yorkshire so far this year is a Bentley Bentayga valued at £95,400.

The highest value make and model recovered by any police force nationally this year is a Lamborghini Aventador valued at £174,000, seized by Greater Manchester Police.

West Yorkshire's figures are higher than other regional forces including Greater Manchester Police (801k), Cheshire Constabulary (£745k) and Police Scotland (£642k). Metropolitan Police saved over £3m worth of vehicles in the same period.

£122M of vehicles were confiscated from uninsured drivers and saved from potentially being crushed or sold at auction in 2018 including supercars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins.

High-value vehicles were among more than 10,000 cars that were seized by police across the UK in June after their drivers were found not to have valid insurance, of which 1,167 belonged to finance and leasing companies.

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