Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff 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

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

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Corporate Governance Team
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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Good Afternoon

Please can you assist with the following FOI request and let me have the
information by 5th October 2017.

Many thanks,

Marc

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

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Gummer, Claire,

Dear Mr Robson

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of 'car
clocking', the Authority's response is set out below:

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

20 cases have been referred to us via Citizens' Advice Consumer Services
where the consumer stated vehicle mileage discrepancies; all were
initially investigated, not all had sufficient evidence to prove the
offence

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

1 Prosecution

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

1 was successful

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

5 vehicles were involved in this case

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"?

We do not have a specific policy for notification to current owner or
potential future owners.  In reality, as the current owner is likely to be
a witness, they will be aware if the case was proven and there was a
mileage discrepancy.  Where we prosecute following complaints regarding
vehicle mileage discrepancies, results of prosecution cases are readily
available to the public.

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.

N/A

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

No

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Yours sincerely

Claire

 

Claire Gummer

Corporate Governance Team

Legal & Democratic Services

Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.

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