Provisional licence holder reported for attempting to insure vehicle before driving it through West Lothian

A car owner who attempted to insure a vehicle using a provisional licence before driving it through West Lothian has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

By Katharine Hay
Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 7:34 pm

The driver was pulled over in Bathgate about 25 minutes after trying to insure a Volkswagen car.

The insurer in question however marked the vehicle’s insurance as invalidated given the driver in question held a provisional licence.

A police spokeswoman said: “Livingston Road Police stopped the driver of this Volkswagen near Bathgate.

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"They had taken out a policy of insurance 25 minutes earlier, however it was invalidated by their insurer as they didn't mention they were only a provisional licence holder!

"Vehicle has been seized and the driver reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A statement on the Scottish Driving Law website reads: “To drive a motor vehicle on a public road the law requires that you hold a current, valid driving licence. If you do not hold such a driving licence, you are guilty of a criminal offence.”

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