14 May 2008
Of the 611 vehicles that passed through a Trinity road check, 12 vehicles were found to be displaying an out of date windscreen insurance disc. The drivers of 19 vehicles were issued with defects notices, and one of those was also required to obtain a local driving licence and register his vehicle in Jersey. A further two drivers were also advised of the necessity to register their vehicles in Jersey.
Between 7:30am and 9:00am on Tuesday 13 May 2008 officers from Driver and Vehicle Standards and the Honorary Police of Trinity conducted a road check outside the Trinity parish hall.
The drivers of 12 vehicles displaying out of date windscreen insurance discs must attend at Trinity parish hall to produce driving and insurance documents.
A small commercial vehicle was impounded to its depot for repairs to the steering and bodywork, while a private car with excessively corroded bodywork, defective exhaust and defective lights was directed back home. This vehicle is likely to be scrapped.
The riders of two motorcycles, both with defective tyres and illegal exhaust systems, and the drivers of 15 other vehicles, were issued with defect notices requiring them to present their vehicles at DVS with defects rectified. Defects included: bodywork, tyres, exhaust systems, and oil leaks. Three of these drivers were also required to notify DVS of a change in their vehicle keeper details.
Two further drivers were issued with defect notices requiring them to register their vehicles in Jersey.
Inspector of Motor Traffic, Alan Muir commented, “While the standard of vehicle was generally good, some basic checks by drivers would save them the inconvenience of having to attend the parish hall or take their vehicles to DVS. Every vehicle is obliged to display an up to date windscreen insurance disc and all drivers should carry out regular checks on their vehicles.”