It was more tears and less laughs for a children's entertainer travelling on his way to a party yesterday afternoon (April 7), after he was caught with no car insurance on the A14.
The driver was caught by Cambridgeshire Constabulary's road policing unit at around 3pm on the busy road.
He received a penalty of six points and a £300 fine after being found with no insurance.
BCH Road Policing tweeted the incident on its page, writing: "Children's entertianer on way to a party unfortunately has been clowning about with his car insurance on the A14.
"He received a present of six points and a £300 fine.
Childrens entertainer on way to a party unfortunately has been clowning about with his car insurance on the A14. He received a present of 6 points and a £300 fine. #driveinsured #1416/2376 pic.twitter.com/db47rBDqv8
— BCH Road Policing (@roadpoliceBCH) April 7, 2018
It is illegal to drive a vehicle on the road without at least third party insurance.
Even if the vehicle itself is insured, and you're not correctly insured to drive it, you could also get penalised.
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The penalties are usually £300 and six penalty points if you're caught driving a vehicle you're not insured to drive.
If the case then goes to court, you could get an unlimited fine and disqualified from driving.
What's more, the police can also seize, and in some cases, destroy the vehicle that's being driven uninsured.