Police issue warning after car seized on West Yorkshire motorway due to insurance not covering commuting

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A driver had their car seized by police on a West Yorkshire motorway -because their insurance policy didn't cover commuting from work.

West Yorkshire Police seized a car on the M62 because the insurance policy did not cover commuting and the address was incorrect.

A spokesman said: "M62 West, Huddersfield - Driver commuting from work - insurance policy excludes commuting. Also an incorrect addess on the policy. Seized and reported"

But the incident sparked criticism from some fellow drivers online, with many taking aim at the police for the seizure.

One commenter said: "How can an insurance policy ‘exclude commuting’ never heard of that in my life! Genuine question! It’s quite worrying!"

Another added: "Bit harsh that..."

A spokesman for the force then defended the seizure of the car, adding: "Regarding the above comments, for obvious reasons we cannot discuss this specific incident in detail, however we always ensure the law is enforced fairly and proportionately. If using the vehicle for a class of use not covered, then the vehicle is uninsured for that journey."

The car seized. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

The car seized. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

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