POLICE have seized 14 cars across the borough as part of a crack down on uninsured drivers on London's roads.
Operation Cubo involved 50 officers from Hounslow who carried out road checks at a number of stop points in Chiswick, Feltham and Hounslow, last Wednesday.
The action day which uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, resulted in 20 penalty notices being issued for a variety of offences including driving with no insurance, driving not in accordance with the licence and no MOT.
In addition, five vehicles received PG9 notices which prohibits them from being driven until mechanical defects have been rectified.
Since the operation was launched in October 2011, the total number of illegal vehicles taken off the road by Hounslow officers alone has mounted to 258.
Sergeant Mark Thorpe who coordinated the operation in Hounslow said: “We have achieved good results with Operation Cubo. We know uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in criminal activity, five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to have vehicles in a road-worthy condition.
“These operations disrupt offenders that use their vehicles to commit crime in Hounslow borough and transport weapons, drugs and stolen property through Hounslow and across London.
"Our efforts will continue relentlessly in 2013, with the additional support of a dedicated Automatic Number Plate Recognition team using enhanced technology."