View Full Version : Road tax cheats face crushing blow

24th October 2004, 01:05
Unlicensed vehicles in the Thames Valley, England could be confiscated and crushed under a new campaign by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

New mobile 'Stingray' camera units will be in operation from Monday, reading number plates and checking them against DVLA road tax records. Offenders' vehicles will be clamped, which will cost 200 to remove - after 14 days unlicenced and unclaimed cars will be crushed.

Inspector Ed Allington, of the Thames Valley Roads Policing Intelligence Unit, said: "We support the DVLA's campaign and will be assisting them to carry it out. In targeting those who do not pay road tax, we are also targeting those who are committing other offences on the roads and elsewhere.