Dear Bristol City 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, Bristol City Council

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Dear Mr Robinson,

 

I write in response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated the
25^th September 2017. In which you requested a response to 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?

 

Please find below our response;

 

1.       1

2.       1

3.       1

4.       6

5.       There is no policy in place for specifically alerting the public, or the motor trade, to vehicles that we have proven to have been clocked.

6.       This Service ensures that where disclosure restrictions allow, results of prosecutions are reported to the public. 

7.       No

 

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Bristol City Council

 

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From: Mr.M.Robson [[4]mailto:[FOI #433909 email]]

Sent: 25 September 2017 14:27

To: Freedom of Information

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Car Clocking

 

Dear Bristol City 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

 

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