Six vehicles seized in Headingley and Hyde Park police operation as officers warn MOTs exist 'for a reason'

Six vehicles were seized in just one day in a police operation covering the Headingley and Hyde Park areas - as officers warned of the dangers of not having a valid MOT.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 6:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 6:14 pm
photo: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North West
photo: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North West

Specialist officers from the West Yorkshire Police roads policing unit patrolled the Hyde Park and Headingley areas on Saturday.

This was as part of Operation SPARC - Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road Casualties.

The six vehicles were seized for various reasons including no insurance, no tax, and because drivers were driving vehicles that they did not have a licence for.

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Tickets were also issued to people who did not have a valid MOT on their vehicles.

North west Leeds police officers said that they are noticing 'a lot' of vehicles travelling with no MOT or tax at the moment, and urged people to check that their vehicles are fully up to date on both.

Officers warned that an MOT pass is enforced 'for a reason' as it can pick faults up with a vehicle before they become dangerous.

A post on a West Yorkshire Police social media page said: "Specialist officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit conducted targeted patrols of the Headingley & Hyde Park areas on 13th March, as part of Operation SPARC.

"During the operation, a total of six vehicles were seized for various reasons including: No Insurance, No Tax & Driving otherwise in accordance with licences.

"Tickets were also issued for not having a valid MOT.

"We are noticing a lot of vehicles travelling with no MOT & no Tax at the moment.

"Please remember to check your vehicle is fully up to date on both items.

"An MOT pass is enforced for a reason - an MOT can pick up faults with your vehicle before they become dangerous"