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 Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

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

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Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Email [email address]    

 

 

 

 

Mr Daryl Veal Our Reference 792/18

[FOI #490769 email] Date 10 July 2018

 

 

Dear Mr Veal

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 12^th June
2018 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

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.

 

Our response:

 

Please see the table below for the number of Traffic Offence Reports
(TORs) for offences related to registration plates in the table below:

 

Offence description TORs issued
Drive a vehicle when the registration mark fails to conform 73
with regulations
Drive a vehicle with registration mark obscured / 8
indistinguishable
Drive vehicle / vehicle and trailer no rear registration plate 17
- registered after 30/09/38
Drive vehicle no front registration plate - registered after 8
30/09/38
Keep a vehicle when registration mark fails to conform with 7
the regulations
Keep a vehicle with no registration plate - registered before 1
1/10/38
Keep a vehicle with registration mark obscured 7
Keep vehicle no front registration plate - registered after 32
30/09/38
Keep vehicle no rear registration plate - registered after 1
30/09/38
Total 154

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Hill

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Communications Department

 

 

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