More than 3,000 drivers sanctioned for not having correct insurance in 2017

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SANCTIONED: More than 3,000 drivers have faced penalties in the past year. Credit: Shutterstock

MORE than 3,000 vehicles have been sanctioned in Almeria in the last year for not having the correct insurance.

A total of 3,212 drivers have reportedly received sanctions for insurance reasons from the Guardia Civil’s traffic division in the last year, averaging at eight vehicles a day.

The General Direction of Traffic (DGT) estimates that approximately 10 per cent of vehicles registered since 1996 drive on the roads without the correct insurance.

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New technology capable of reading licence plates has been praised as the reason for the huge increase in cautions handed out as a result.

The so called ‘smart cameras’ have been added to fixed speed cameras across the province, and are capable of detecting whether a vehicle has the correct insurance.

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