Above: A male was stopped York Road, Southport (Thursday 18th December)
Merseyside Police will today be carrying out random vehicle checks (Friday 19th December). Police have been operating in unmarked Vehicles across Southport this week.
The police can stop a vehicle for any reason. If they ask you to stop, you should always pull over. You’re breaking the law if you don’t.
If you’re stopped, the police can ask to see your:
- driving licence
- insurance certificate
- MOT certificate
If you don’t have these documents with you, you have 7 days to take them to a police station. You’re breaking the law if you don’t show the requested documents within 7 days.
You can also have your vehicle seized if you’re stopped on suspicion of driving without insurance and for some other offences.
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