Major police crackdown on modified cars in Magherafelt and Castledawson

Modified BMW
Modified BMW

Police have carried out a major crackdown on anti-social driving in Magherafelt and Castledawson.

Dozens of vehicles were examined by officers and officials from the Driver Vehicle Agency, after complaints from members of the public over modified vehicles.

As a result of this operation the following detections were made by both agencies:

19 Non Endorsable FPNs for Construction and Use offences

3 Endorsable FPNs for Mobiles / Seatbelts

3 Vehicles were served with Prohibition Notices (can’t be driven until MOT passed)

2 Police Vehicle Defect Rectification Notices served

2 Vehicles examined by Police Authorised Officer, drivers to be interviewed and reported

4 Drivers being reported following vehicle examinations

16 vehicles subject to full roadside examination.

Sergeant Sam Young from the local Neighbourhood Team said: “Road safety is vitally important and we want to ensure local drivers are aware of the law and what is expected. The responsibility is on motorists to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and comply with current legislation and this was a good opportunity to highlight this.

“A large number of vehicles were stopped and checked during this operation and, while the majority of vehicles checked were lawfully on the road, almost 20% of vehicles examined were not safe.

“The operation went really well and I would like to thank everyone for their patience during the operation. We will continue to work with our partner agencies to do everything in our power to make the roads safer for everyone.”