04 June 2008
Of the 251 vehicles that passed through a St. Clement road check, one small commercial vehicle was scrapped, five drivers were issued with defect notices, and a further two drivers have to produce their driving documents at the St. Clement parish hall. Two hire cars were stopped for displaying out of date windscreen insurance discs.
Between 9:30am and 11:00am on Tuesday 3 June, Officers from Driver and Vehicle Standards, (DVS), and the Honorary Police of St. Clement conducted a road check outside the St. Clement Parish Hall.
A small commercial vehicle with holed and corroding bodywork was impounded. The vehicle was in such a poor condition that the owner decided to scrap it directly from the check. Five other drivers were issued with defect notices requiring them to present their vehicles at DVS with defects rectified. The majority of defects related to bodywork and lights. A further vehicle will be inspected in more detail at DVS.
Two drivers have to present their driving licence and insurance at the St. Clement Parish Hall and an additional driver has to notify their parochial authority of a change in their driving licence details.
Two hire cars, from the same company, were stopped for displaying out of date windscreen insurance discs. One of those cars had only been delivered to the driver within the previous hour.
This should serve as a reminder to all drivers to ensure that their vehicles are displaying a valid windscreen insurance disc.