According to highly respected breakdown and motor insurance company the AA, the number of times ordinary motorists are being pulled over by police in cases of mistaken identity is on a steep upward curve.
The motoring institution says that police are pulling people over to check if they are driving with a viable licence and are then subject to scrutiny about their identity. Not that these members of the motoring public are convicts on the run, simply that police number plate recognition technology is wrongly identifying the vehicles ID.
The AA say they are receiving approximately 20 calls a week from various police authorities asking for confirmation of insurance as quite often these drivers with mistaken identity and a genuine licence actually do not have insurance.
This techno slip is proving to be pretty successful in inadvertently catching those on the roads without proper insurance.