A SCOTLAND-wide campaign has targeted more than 200 uninsured drivers.

During the week of January 21 to 27, Police Scotland carried out a combination of mobile and static road checks throughout the country and involved officers from Police Scotland’s Road

Policing Division, who were deployed with the latest intelligence to target uninsured drivers in hotspot areas.

In total, 232 drivers were charged for having no insurance and a high number of offenders had their vehicle removed from the roadside.

Superintendent Louise Blakelock, deputy head of road policing, said: “These detections demonstrate there are still some drivers who choose not to pay for adequate insurance cover. Although the campaign has now ended, this remains a focus and we will continue to search for drivers using uninsured vehicles which we will seize when appropriate.”

Police Scotland has said it will be continuing its crackdown on illegal motorists until the end of this week.