Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

TRADING STANDARDS FOI
Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the moment as such could you answer the following questions.

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the last 5 years?

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected offenders?

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully prosecuted cases?

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the public and motor trade
to vehicles the council has successfully proven have been "clocked"?

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have discovered to have been clocked?
For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data services.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked" vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/15563 - Car clocking

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Wandsworth Request for Information - 2017/15563 – Car Clocking

 

I refer to your request for information received on 12/09/2017. Please
find our response below.

 

Your request:

 

TRADING STANDARDS FOI

Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the
moment as such could you answer the following questions.

1)    How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the
last 5 years?

2)    Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the
suspected offenders?

3)    How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4)    In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully
prosecuted cases?

5)    What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the
public and motor trade to vehicles the council has successfully proven
have been "clocked"?

6)    Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of
action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have
discovered to have been clocked?

For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other
specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data
services.

7)    Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked"
vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

 

Our response:

 

1.    Two

2.    One

3.    None

4.    n/a

5.    We do not have a specific policy.  Action taken on a case-by-case
basis. Current vehicle keepers are usually advised, at the conclusion of a
case, of the true mileage.

6.    See answer to question 5

7.    No

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Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council

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