I would like to know how many vehicle owners were caught between April 2016 and March 2017 displaying Illegal Number Plates

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Dear Gwent Police,

I am currently investigating the automotive industry and trying to discover if more needs to be done within MOT Testing facilities to spot Illegal Number Plates.

Between April 2016 and March 2017 75,115 vehicles int he U.K failed initially due to a defect within the number plate or VIN number.

I would like to know how many vehicle owners were fined/reported between the same time frame (vehicles including all classes 1-7) for displaying illegal number plates.

Yours faithfully,

Daryl Veal

Freedom Of Information, Gwent Police

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Dear Mr Daryl Veal

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Request 2018/21132

 

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 which was received in this office on the 15^th of June 2018 .

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at,
Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified
in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held.

 

Under the provisions of those sections of FOIA, I can confirm that
information you requested is held by Gwent Police for the below questions
and we are able to comply with your request to supply information.

 

 

The information that you are seeking is in relation to the following:

 

 

Request:-

 

 

I am currently investigating the automotive industry and trying to
discover if more needs to be done within MOT testing facilities to spot
Illegal Number Plates.

 

Between April 2016 and March 2017 75,115 vehicles in the U.K failed
initially due to a defect within the number plate or VIN number.

 

I would like to know how many vehicle owners were fined/reported between
the same time frame (vehicles including all classes 1-7) for displaying
illegal number plates.

 

 

 

Response:-

 

 

For the period 01/04/2016 to 31/03/2017 there were 29 drivers/owners who
were issued with either a Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS)
notice for the number plate to be replaced with one conforming to standard
or a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) where drivers/owners where sent a
conditional offer of a fixed penalty ticket. Breakdown in table below.

 

VDRS TOR
Offence issued issued
Drive a vehicle when the
registration mark does not
conform to regulations 7 16
Keep a vehicle when the
registration mark does not
conform to regulations 0 2
Drive a vehicle with
registration mark
obscured/indistinguishable 1 3
Total Number Issued 8 21

 

 

Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private
regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be
in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the public and
will be published on the Gwent Police website. 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in Gwent Police.

 

 

 

Lisa Piper

 

Swyddog Datgelu / Disclosure Officer / Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth /
Freedom of Information Officer/ Adran Rheoli Data / Data Management Dept

Heddlu Gwent Police, Pencadlys yr Heddlu / Police HQ, Croesyceiliog,
Cwmbrân / Cwmbran

NP44 2XJ

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