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Ilkley driver who thought she was insured fined £200
4:11pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
An Ilkley woman, stopped by police for driving without insurance, believed she was covered by the dealer’s temporary policy, heard Skipton magistrates.
Olivia Mann, 37, was stopped in Keighley Road, Skipton, after her Renault Megane was identified by the police computer as not insured, the court heard on Friday.
Mann, who admitted driving without insurance on June 24, told the court she had just bought the car and had been told it was covered by the dealers’ seven-day policy.
Unfortunately, she had been unaware that in order for the policy to be activated she needed to telephone the garage.
She told the court she had sorted insurance for the week after, but as the car had broken down on the first day, she was unsure whether to keep it or not.
Mann, of West Parade, Ilkley, was fined £200 and her licence endorsed with six penalty points. She was also ordered to pay a victims surcharge of £20, no costs were awarded.