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Eleven vehicles given immediate prohibitions in Southampton

Press release   •   Nov 02, 2018 15:28 GMT

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Eleven vehicles were given immediate prohibitions for various offences in an operation targeting light goods vehicles in Southampton.

The operation, on Wednesday, October 31, saw 29 vehicles in total stopped in a joint operation involving Totton Roads Policing Unit, Commercial Vehicles Unit, the DVSA and HM Revenue and Customs.

The eleven vehicles were served with prohibition notices for various offences including defective tyres, being overweight, having insecure loads and having defective lights and brakes.

Another three vehicles were given advice and the other 15 vehicles were found to be in order.

One delivery van was also seized for having no insurance.

Roads Policing Sergeant Rebecca Hodge said: "This was a collaborative exercise between police, DVSA and HM Revenue Customs and Excise. After carrying out roadworthiness and compliance inspections of commercially operated and private vehicles, 48% of vehicles stopped have been dealt with through police and DVSA powers."