The Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have run a joint operation in collaboration with Thames Valley Police to tackle the problem in untaxed vehicles in High Wycombe.
For two days over Wednesday 17th August 2016 and Thursday 18th August 2016 officers working with NSL Services, contracted by the DVLA, identified and enforced untaxed vehicles across the High Wycombe local policing area (LPA).
As a result of the enforcement operation 57 vehicles were clamped, 14 vehicles seized for being parked on a public highway without valid Road Tax and 24 vehicles were issued with DVLA warning notices.
The sanctions issued in respect of a vheicle vary depending upon the length of time that the vehicle has been untaxed.
PC Stuart Baron, Neighbourhood Officer based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘We recognise that untaxed vehicles are a real community concern across our LPA which is why we organised this operation.
By working closely with our partners at the DVLA and listening to feedback from members of the public we have been able to target areas which we know are particularly problematic.
Together we will continue to enforce this legislation and I hope that last week’s operation has sent out a strong message to people who think it is acceptable to park their untaxed vehicle on a public highway.‘
Members of the public can anonymously report a vehicle they suspect of being untaxed on a public road to using the DVLA ‘Report an untaxed vehicle‘ page on the DVLA website. However a vehicle suspected of being abandoned should be reported to the local council.