Cars Seized In Crack Down On Illegal Vehicles

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Cars Seized In Crack Down On Illegal Vehicles

On Tuesday 27th February 2007, officers from Whaddon and the Operations department, along with DVLA, ran an operation in the north of Cheltenham town.

The operation was designed to target criminals who use motor vehicles without valid documents such as insurance or road tax, or use the car to commit crime.

The officers from Whaddon's Safer Community Team planned this operation that was deemed a success.

10 vehicles were seized by DVLA for no road tax; 6 cars were seized by the police for no insurance; and 1 driver failed to heed all the warnings surrounding the dangers of driving and using a mobile phone, and so was issued with an endorsable ticket with 3 points and a £60 fine. A man was also arrested for the theft of a Satellite navigation system.

Whaddon's Inspector Stephen Norris said; "The operation allowed us to remove cars from the road, where the driver had no insurance, or the owner had failed to pay their road tax.

It was a success as it meant we could make our communities safer by the removal of these cars. It is continues to be a disappointment though that a minority of drivers still believe, wrongly, that they do not have to insure, nor have road tax for their cars."

Around 10 people were also spoken to during the operation about the importance of using a seat belt.

Posted : 05/03/2007 23:21:58

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