Essex: Police crackdown on illegal number plates

Halstead Gazette: Essex: Police crackdown on illegal number plates Essex: Police crackdown on illegal number plates

Police forces have combined their resources to target those using illegal number plates.
 

Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Police are working together on Operation Dragon for three weeks until August 5.
 

Illegal number plates are often used on cars and vans involved in crime because they are difficult for officers to read and identify.
 

So traffic teams are working together to spot the culprits.
 

Last time about 300 drivers were given fines of up to £1,000 for the offence

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9:56am Mon 20 Aug 12

Opsiomath says...

Stopping people with broken headlights and/or rear lights on dark country bends at night might be an even better use of Police time
Stopping people with broken headlights and/or rear lights on dark country bends at night might be an even better use of Police time Opsiomath

11:33am Mon 20 Aug 12

JAXINTHEBOX says...

... and just don't stop youngsters, I have had a wrongly spaced plate for 10 years and never been stopped, my son has one and has been stopped 4 times, once again in the latest round. Those who drive posh 4 x 4's, etc NEVER GET STOPPED!!! The law is the law surely.
... and just don't stop youngsters, I have had a wrongly spaced plate for 10 years and never been stopped, my son has one and has been stopped 4 times, once again in the latest round. Those who drive posh 4 x 4's, etc NEVER GET STOPPED!!! The law is the law surely. JAXINTHEBOX

12:07pm Mon 20 Aug 12

*bubbles2 says...

JAXINTHEBOX wrote:
... and just don't stop youngsters, I have had a wrongly spaced plate for 10 years and never been stopped, my son has one and has been stopped 4 times, once again in the latest round. Those who drive posh 4 x 4's, etc NEVER GET STOPPED!!! The law is the law surely.
i agree with you on this one, allways young people get pulled over, seems its just us young people get jumped on for everything about cars hence why insurance so much lol :(
[quote][p][bold]JAXINTHEBOX[/bold] wrote: ... and just don't stop youngsters, I have had a wrongly spaced plate for 10 years and never been stopped, my son has one and has been stopped 4 times, once again in the latest round. Those who drive posh 4 x 4's, etc NEVER GET STOPPED!!! The law is the law surely.[/p][/quote]i agree with you on this one, allways young people get pulled over, seems its just us young people get jumped on for everything about cars hence why insurance so much lol :( *bubbles2

4:35pm Mon 20 Aug 12

stevie,essex says...

How about checking the many foreign registered cars? A lot of these have been in the country over six months and are therefore have illegal number plates.Many of them live full time in the uk and are commiting fraud as well.
How about checking the many foreign registered cars? A lot of these have been in the country over six months and are therefore have illegal number plates.Many of them live full time in the uk and are commiting fraud as well. stevie,essex

2:44pm Tue 28 Aug 12

Grumpy36 says...

How about stopping the dangerous and drunk/drugged drivers.
Its not all young drivers that cause problems - but unfortunately the ones that do - give the rest of them a bad name. Southminster and Burnham are filled with young boy racers who drive round at breakneck speeds and with loud exhausts late at night.
Stop these people first - incorrect spacing on a number plate is not a huge crime in the grand scheme of the house break-ins car thefts etc going on in the Dengie at the moment.
How about stopping the dangerous and drunk/drugged drivers. Its not all young drivers that cause problems - but unfortunately the ones that do - give the rest of them a bad name. Southminster and Burnham are filled with young boy racers who drive round at breakneck speeds and with loud exhausts late at night. Stop these people first - incorrect spacing on a number plate is not a huge crime in the grand scheme of the house break-ins car thefts etc going on in the Dengie at the moment. Grumpy36

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