Strathclyde Police is launching a high profile campaign today targeting motorists who drive illegally.
Operation Revoke will see officers deployed throughout the force area to target illegal drivers.
Drivers caught without the legal documents will be hit with a fine, licence points or could see their car crushed.
Between January and September this year, 3206 cars were seized by officers and 4069 motorists were caught without insurance.
In 2011, 3753 vehicles were seized and 7500 uninsured drivers were caught.
Of the 3206 cars seized this year, 634 have been disposed of either by being crushed or sold at auction.
Earlier in the year, officers joined forces with the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) to run an operation in the East End and South Side of Glasgow, during which 51 motorists were caught driving illegally.
This included motorists driving illegally under what is known as a 'trade' insurance, which should only be used for commercial or business use.
Superintendent Jim Baird, of the force's Road Policing department, said "This type of crime impacts on everyone.
"Vehicles are insured for a reason and those who don't do this pose an incredible risk to others and leave the rest of us who pay insurance to pick up the cost.
"Law abiding motorists see their premiums raised, and if they are involved in a collision with an uninsured vehicle, then they have the hassle of claiming against their own insurance and could lose their no claims bonus.
"Anyone of the opinion that they can escape the law, can think again.
"Do you really want to be fined, get points on your licence or have your car crushed?"
Dean Smith of the MIB said: "We are pleased to support the initiative.
"Operations such as these demonstrate the important role that the Motor Insurance Database has to play in identifying uninsured vehicles."