When the police can seize your vehicle
The police can seize a vehicle if they think it’s being used in a way that causes alarm, harassment or distress (eg careless or inconsiderate driving).
They can also seize a vehicle if they think it’s:
- being driven by someone who doesn’t have a proper licence or insurance
- dangerously, illegally or obstructively parked
- broken-down or abandoned
If your vehicle is seized there’s a ‘release fee’ of up to £200 plus a storage fee of £20 for every day or part day.