Vehicle Modifications (4586_16)

Request

I am writing to your department to request the following information regarding the illegal modification of exhaust systems, headlamps and rear facing lamps:

In relation to the modification of exhaust systems:

  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 how many motorists were found to have committed an offence under The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulation 54 (which states that it is an offence to alter an exhaust system and silencer in order to increase the amount of noise made by the escape of exhaust gases).
  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 what was the total amount of fines served to motorists for committing the offense outlined in question 1?
  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 what was the total value of fines served to motorists for committing the offense outlined in question 1?

In relation to the modification of headlamps and rear facing lamps:

  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 how many motorists were found to have committed an offence under The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, Regulation 11, (1) & (2) (which state that a vehicle should not be fitted with a front facing lamp capable of showing a red light to the front, or a rear facing lamp showing anything other than a red lamp to the back).
  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 what was the total amount of fines served to motorists for committing the offense outlined in question 1?
  1. For each of the periods 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 what was the total value of fines served to motorists for committing the offense outlined in question 1?

Response

Please find attached (4586_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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