Untaxed vehicles seized by police
THREE untaxed vehicles were seized this week as part of a car clearing scheme between police and the borough council. Great Yarmouth Car Clear Partnership launched an enforcement campaign yesterday and three cars were seized by police for not having road tax.
THREE untaxed vehicles were seized this week as part of a car clearing scheme between police and the borough council.
Great Yarmouth Car Clear Partnership launched an enforcement campaign yesterday and three cars were seized by police for not having road tax.
The first vehicle seized for not having a current tax was also found not to have any valid insurance. The vehicle had been registered as off the road but was still parked on a residential street.
A Landrover in Camperdown and a vehicle parked at Marlborough Square, in Yarmouth, were also seized for having no tax.
Vehicle owners will now have to pay to get their cars back - £80 for the first 24 and £160 after 24 hours plus £15 per day storage costs. In addition they must pay £120 surety fee which is refundable if they produce a current tax disc for the vehicle within 14 days.
Officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams and traffic wardens are identifying vehicles that are not displaying a current tax disc.
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If the vehicle is not taxed the DVLA can authorise the seizure and removal of the vehicle within 30 minutes.
Yarmouth Borough Council is the is the first local authority in Norfolk to take on the powers of the DVLA in dealing with untaxed motor vehicles whereby they can be seized and crushed.