Police seize massive 32-tonne tipper truck
Devon and Cornwall Police have shown that no vehicle is above the law - not even a gigantic 32-tonne tipper truck. Officers swooped on the massive vehicle earlier today after they realised it was not taxed. The force's roads policing team tweeted about the unusual traffic stop earlier today (Wednesday, August 24).
They revealed its Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - commonly known as road tax - had been due since early May. The tweet suggested that the company, rather than the driver, was reported for the offence, which was also reported to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain. Read more: Anger as despised housing plans are back after being rejected
"We don't just seize cars if they're not taxed," the tweet said. "The tax was due on this 32-tonne tipper on 3rd May 2022. Company reported, and Traffic Commissioners/DVSA to be notified." VED must be paid on the majority of vehicles registered in the UK, according to the RAC.
Any motorist caught driving without it could be fined up to GBP1,000. However, the number of untaxed vehicles has trebled since tax discs were scrapped in 2014, according to the latest data from the Department for Transport. Read next:
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