Spot checks catch vehicles on road with bald tyres, defects and no tax

Police checked 40 vehicles during the latest Operation Dodgegill day of action. Picture: West Yorkshire Police.

Police checked 40 vehicles during the latest Operation Dodgegill day of action. Picture: West Yorkshire Police.

A VEHICLE with a bald tyre was seized for having no road tax when police carried out spot checks as part of an ongoing road safety operation.

The latest Operation Dodgegill day of action in Thornbury saw police team up with various partners, including Leeds City Council’s taxi licensing departments and the DVLA, to check 40 vehicles.

The driver of the vehicle with a bald tyre not only had it seized, but also received a £100 fine and three penalty points.

Officers also issued an £80 fine for driving with expired road tax, a ticket for defective vehicle parts, and two more for not wearing a seatbelt.

A £535 fine was given to one driver for using red diesel, with the threat of having the vehicle impounded if they did not pay. Meanwhile, 15 drivers were given advice on waste carriers licensing.

PCSO Muen Muftee, who organised the operation, said: “The majority of the drivers we stop checked were law abiding drivers. Unfortunately, a handful were not and this is why we carry out these stop checks.”

The force’s off road bike team also carried out regular patrols.