A driver with no licence was caught driving an uninsured car in Penzance on Saturday.

Devon and Cornwall Police stopped and seized the car, which also had bald tyres and was carrying children.

The vehicle seizure is the latest in Devon and Cornwall Police's No Excuses road safety campaign, which aims to crack down on dangerous driving.

The campaign tackles the 'Fatal Five' which are:

  • inappropriate or excessive speed,
  • not wearing a seat belt,
  • driver distractions including using mobile devices such as phones, 'sat navs' and tablets,
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
  • careless and inconsiderate driving.

The campaign also highlights that 98% of collisions are caused by human error, with only 2% by unavoidable issues such as mechanical failure.

Driving without a licence can result in three to six penalty points and a fine of up to £1000, while the fine for driving without insurance is six penalty points and a fixed penalty of £300, but can result in disqualification from driving if the case goes to court.

The fine for driving without a licence or insurance can be up to £5,000.

You can find out more on Devon and Corwall Police's No Excuses campaign by following the Twitter account @DC_NoExcuse or by visiting devon-cornwall.police.uk