Police have seized a car after discovering the driver was not insured to drive to work.
Further investigations revealed the policy did not include commuting to work and so they stopped him from going any further.
They have now warned all drivers to check with their insurers to make sure they are covered for the commute to work.
The police tweeted:
M62 West, Huddersfield - Driver commuting from work - insurance policy excludes commuting. Also an incorrect addess on the policy. Seized and reported pic.twitter.com/PM9X2DPiwL— WestYorks Police RPU (@WYP_RPU) December 16, 2017
But some people were critical on Twitter of the police action.
Michael Barlow said: “Exceptional police work, the sooner these crimes are off the street the better.”
Ryan Davies said: “Absolute menace to society.”
But AndyB said: “You need to be careful these days - the default is social, domestic and pleasure. Commuting (and optional business use) are both extra.”
The police then pointed people towards the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) website which puts people right on several myths when it comes to car insurance.
One is that people think their policy automatically covers them to drive to and from work.
But the MIB states: “To use your vehicle to get to and from work your policy will need to cover use for commuting. This is often referred to as ‘social, domestic, pleasure and commuting’. You can find out if you are covered for commuting by checking your insurance certificate and schedule. This essential document explains what uses of the vehicle you are covered for.
“The MIB Police Helpline will regularly contact insurers directly to establish what cover is in place. This information is conveyed to the police officer waiting at the roadside with the policyholder. A serious breach of the insurance policy terms could result in the police seizing the vehicle.”