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NO ROAD TAX: Private hire vehicle seized after police first notice driver with no seat belt on

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Image credit: West Yorkshire Police Steerside Enforcement Team (Twitter)

The West Yorkshire Police Steerside Enforcement Team seized a private hire vehicle (PHV) in Bradford East for road tax offences.

The incident took place on Charterhouse Road, where officers first noticed the PHV due to the driver not wearing a seatbelt while there were no passengers present. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the vehicle was not registered under any keeper and had no valid vehicle excise licence (VEL) since April 2023.

Despite the owner's protests, the authorities promptly seized the vehicle on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

A West Yorkshire Police Steerside Enforcement Team spokesperson said via social media: “Charterhouse Road, Bradford East. Private Hire vehicle stopped as the driver was not wearing a seatbelt with no passenger.

“Vehicle not registered to any keeper and no VEL since April 2023.

“Despite protests from the owner, vehicle seized on behalf of DVLA.”


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