A ROSYTH woman who failed to settle her fine for having no car insurance paid up after her car was clamped. 

The unnamed motorist was nabbed in a Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) crackdown on persistent fine dodgers. 

She had been ordered to hand over £300 at Dunfermline JP Court for driving without insurance but ignored warning letters.

After failing to pay, a vehicle seizure order was issued and her car was clamped. 

She then settled her fine and also had to pay clamping charges before getting her motor back.

SCTS chief operations officer David Fraser said: “The fines enforcement team continue to be highly effective in securing unpaid fines – ignoring your fine and not speaking to an enforcement officer if you are having difficulty paying is very unwise.

"Failure to pay, or to engage with our officers, will result in strong sanctions being taken including arrestment of wages or bank accounts, your car being clamped or the inconvenience and embarrassment of being arrested when travelling abroad.”

He said a new electronic interface with the DVLA vehicle database had enhanced their ability to track down drivers with unpaid fines. Those who don't pay face having their vehicles clamped and taken into storage with additional fees mounting each day. 

Ultimately, the motors can be scrapped or sold off if fines are not settled.
Mr Fraser said all defaulters are issued warnings before action is taken and those in genuine financial difficulty can engage with enforcement officers to discuss payment terms.