POLICE in Sutton have seized 11 uninsured vehicles after setting up roadside checkpoints across the borough.
The strategy is part of an ongoing operation to crackdown on uninsured drivers and seize their vehicles.
Police say that many uninsured drivers have a criminal record and actively use their vehicles to facilitate their offending.
A spokesman added that uninsured drivers are also five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to have vehicles in a roadworthy condition.
Inspector Ceri Rowe, at Sutton Police Station, said: "We will continue to be robust and relentless in our pursuit of criminals by denying them the use of the roads."
Driving without insurance is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. The penalty for driving a vehicle without insurance is six penalty points and a £200 fine, and can lead to a driving ban.
Operation Cubo has been run across London for the last 12 months. In that time, 42,000 vehicles have been seized and nearly 80 per cent of those were found to be driven by criminals or their associates.