Police seize uninsured, overladen and 'dangerous' removal van in Devon

Police officers stopped a ‘dangerous’ removal van in Devon on Monday for a host of offences. A post from police in Paignton revealed that the vehicle – which was shown being loaded onto a flatbed truck – had no insurance, was over-laden and was being driven in a dangerous condition. The driver has been reported for the offences.

Police seized this van for a number of reasons

“Neighbourhood Officers stopped a van today in Torbay Road, Paignton,” they revealed in a Facebook post.

“The van had No Insurance, was Over laden and being driven in a Dangerous Condition.

Police seize uninsured, overladen and 'dangerous' removal van in Devon‘The tyres rubbing on the wheel arches’

“Photos show that the rear cargo box was not attached to the chassis and the tyres rubbing on the wheel arches. “The Driver has been reported for the offences.” According to the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency, if a vehicle is found to be overloaded both the driver and operator could be prosecuted or cautioned.

Legislation imposes fines of up to GBP5,000 for each offence.

Police seize uninsured, overladen and 'dangerous' removal van in DevonOfficers seized the vehicle due to a number of offences

Police can issue a fixed penalty of GBP300 and six penalty points if you’re caught driving a vehicle you’re not insured to drive.

A mandatory three penalty points or discretionary disqualification and a fine of up to GBP2500 for a non-commercial vehicle can be imposed for a vehicle being driven in a dangerous condition.

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