The purpose of Operation Tutelage is to address the estimated one million vehicles using UK roads each day without insurance and, although this figure has been static for a number of years, it is now starting to increase. Notwithstanding the impact of uninsured driving itself, there are proven links between uninsured driving and other types of criminality, many linked to the safety of others, and all with significant socio-economic cost.
Operation Tutelage is a relatively recent concept, stemming from an idea that the vast majority of people appear as uninsured for unintentional reasons. It was also believed that high numbers of these unintentionally uninsured could be encouraged to rectify the situation via a procedurally “just remind” approach and that it was not in anyone’s interest (public, police, Criminal Justice System or insurance industry) to treat them as offenders in these circumstances.
You have received a letter from Gwent Police because your vehicle has been identified via our database that it currently has no valid vehicle insurance. Our database is regularly updated but occasionally there may be instances where your insurance details may not yet appear on our systems.
The below links and FAQs can help to answer many of your questions, they will also explain the lawful requirement to have vehicle insurance in the UK and abroad.