A WOMAN claimed she was on her way to get her car insured when stopped by police.

Dorset Police's No Excuse team spotted the car in the Boscombe area with no insurance.

A spokesman for the team said: "When stopped the driver claimed she was on her way to sort it, right now...as it was the first time she had driven it.

"We know the vehicle has been driven on the road for a while now with no insurance as part of a national operation called Tutelage.

"Operation Tutelage is a national policing initiative working to reduce the levels of uninsured driving on our roads.

"Advisory letters are sent to the registered keepers of vehicles seen on the road in circumstances where the current insurance status of the vehicle is unclear.

"She ignored the letters and knowingly took to the road with no insurance.

"The driver received six poimnts, a £300 fine and the vehicle was seized."