Officers from Bromsgrove who stopped a car after witnessing the driver using his mobile phone found out he tried to insure his vehicle during the traffic stop.

PC Edward Maher of Bromsgrove Patrol C Shift pulled over the man around 2pm on Friday 15 September in the Frankley Hill Lane area of Frankley.

PC Ryan Clarke, who is based in Bromsgrove, said: “While checking documents, the driver attempted to insure his vehicle with day insurance while stopped by police.

‚ÄúWe checked the details and called the relevant insurance companies who confirmed he had tried to take out the policy at the roadside 15 minutes into the 20-minute traffic stop in an attempt to make us believe he was already insured.‚ÄĚ

The man was issued with a Traffic Offence Report for using his mobile phone while driving and for having no insurance. His car was then taken away by a police recovery vehicle.

West Mercia Police supports the national #fatalfour operations to educate and prosecute drivers and passengers who place themselves and others at risk of harm.

The #fatalfour are inappropriate speeds, driver distractions including using mobile phones in the car, lack of seatbelts and alcohol or drug impairment.

Members of the public can report and submit digital footage showing potential traffic offences via a secure online form as part of our Operation Snap. Operation Snap | West Mercia Police