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Unauthorised Vehicle Modifications (283A/21)


I would like to request the total number of people fined for driving with the following unauthorised vehicle modifications within the police force’s area of responsibility in the last year (2020):

1) Exhausts – The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986,

Regulation 54

2) Lights – The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989, Regulation 11

3) License Plate – The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks)

Regulations 2001, Regulations 5 & 6

4) Tinted Windows – The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations

1986, Regulation 32, Paragraph 10


Please find attached (283A_21_attachment.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.