Cars With Bald Tyres Crushed
The DVLA and Police have seized 270 vehicles with potential deadly hazards, such as bald tyres, in South Yorkshire. Part of the local Police force’s campaign to crack down on vehicle crime, Operation Impact on Crime has resulted in 170 being crushed. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent, told reporters: “There are cars with bumpers hanging off and bald tyres – any one of them could have been involved in an accident and killed or seriously hurt someone. Some are good quality cars, but which have no tax or insurance. It shows that we do not care how old or how new a car is, if there’s no tax or insurance it’s going to get towed away.”
The crackdown has also targeted dodgy scrapdealers who handle stolen goods. South Yorkshire Police’s Scrapwatch scheme will focus on Rotherham – where 44 per cent of metal thefts are carried out.