Perhaps as a JP I could comment on John Jackson's entertaining article (Comment, 6 July).

First it is not "absolutely elementary" to prove a charge of no insurance - that is why cases come to court and why defendants are acquitted.

Second, the financial penalty is not the only penalty imposed, those found guilty will also have points added to their licence, a minimum of six for a first offence, which effectively means disqualification for two offences.

John Farrow