Insurance complications surround government CCTV fuel proposals

Petrol station yellow and green petrol pumps

The report revealed that Downing Street was considering using CCTV cameras at petrol stations to automatically stop uninsured vehicles from being filled with fuel in order to crack down on 1.4m motorists who drive without insurance.

Drivers would only be able to access fuel once automatic number plate recognition cameras, which already exist at thousands of petrol stations, have checked the car's details against the DVLA database.

The newspaper noted that the system would also check if the car

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