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Ilkley woman fined after car insurance mix-up in Skipton
2:37pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A woman stopped by police for driving without insurance believed she was covered by the dealer’s temporary policy, Skipton magistrates were told.
Olivia Mann, 37, was stopped in Keighley Road, Skipton after her Renault Megane was identified by the police computer as not being 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 dealer’s seven day policy.
Unfortunately, she had been unaware in order for the policy to be activated she needed to telephone the garage.
She told the court she had sorted insurance for after the week, but as the car had broken down on the first day, she was unsure whether to keep it.
Mann, of West Parade, Ilkley, was fined £200 and had her licence endorsed with six penalty points. She was also ordered to pay a victims surcharge of £20, but no costs were awarded.