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Car Modifications

Question

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)

2.    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?

3.    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)

2.    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?

3.    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?

 

Answer

Please find the information in the table below: 

Offence type

2013

2014

2015

Exhaust modification

6

3

11

Head/rear lamp modification

13

5

3

 Avon and Somerset Constabulary do not hold any information relating to fines. This can be obtained from HMCTS. Please note we do not hold any information relating to 2006.

 

FOI Reference: 599/16