M40 vehicles scanned

thisisoxfordshire: Police targeted motorists in the crack-down Police targeted motorists in the crack-down

Police set up a number plate recognition camera at a service station and scanned more than 1,000 vehicles in two hours.

Operation Motor was held at the Welcome Break services off the M40 on Thursday between 10.30am and 12.30pm in a bid to tackle fuel theft.

The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera scanned 1,089 number plates but no vehicles that had been registered as suspicious were spotted.

A total of 14 drivers were found not to have the right documents – with seven vehicles having no insurance, three no registered owners, and four no road tax. Six drivers were also given on-the-spot £100 fines for not wearing seatbelts.

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10:51am Mon 21 Apr 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Police set up a number plate recognition camera at a service station and scanned more than 1,000 vehicles in two hours.


No, the machine scanned the vehicles the copper probably just sat there listening for the beep and reading the paper.
Police set up a number plate recognition camera at a service station and scanned more than 1,000 vehicles in two hours. No, the machine scanned the vehicles the copper probably just sat there listening for the beep and reading the paper. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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11:41am Mon 21 Apr 14

rowdy says...

Ought to be £250 for not wearing seatbelt with £10 to the copper that books them - perhaps then people will comply and save lives ....!!!
Ought to be £250 for not wearing seatbelt with £10 to the copper that books them - perhaps then people will comply and save lives ....!!! rowdy
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5:20pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Madi50n says...

I'm pretty certain that none of the cars that were scanned had road tax, it doesn't exist, hasn't existed since 1937.

The ones who were fined should ask for their money back as they didn't do anything wrong.

For those of you who won't get this, don't bother.
I'm pretty certain that none of the cars that were scanned had road tax, it doesn't exist, hasn't existed since 1937. The ones who were fined should ask for their money back as they didn't do anything wrong. For those of you who won't get this, don't bother. Madi50n
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9:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

CtrlAltTab says...

Madi50n wrote:
I'm pretty certain that none of the cars that were scanned had road tax, it doesn't exist, hasn't existed since 1937.

The ones who were fined should ask for their money back as they didn't do anything wrong.

For those of you who won't get this, don't bother.
Of course, the same old argument.
It is generally accepted that it is called 'road tax', 'car tax' etc. people like you bringing it up every time you see it incorrectly stated should not be allowed out. Also to state should ask for their money back? seriously, on what legal planet do you live on?
Most of us live in the real world, please join in with us if you can.
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: I'm pretty certain that none of the cars that were scanned had road tax, it doesn't exist, hasn't existed since 1937. The ones who were fined should ask for their money back as they didn't do anything wrong. For those of you who won't get this, don't bother.[/p][/quote]Of course, the same old argument. It is generally accepted that it is called 'road tax', 'car tax' etc. people like you bringing it up every time you see it incorrectly stated should not be allowed out. Also to state should ask for their money back? seriously, on what legal planet do you live on? Most of us live in the real world, please join in with us if you can. CtrlAltTab
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9:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Madi50n says...

Dear ctrlalttab,

Did you not read the last sentence?

Dumb as a stump.
Dear ctrlalttab, Did you not read the last sentence? Dumb as a stump. Madi50n
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4:29pm Tue 22 Apr 14

EMBOX2 says...

I heard an interesting stat on Radio 4 the other day, that crime is at its lowest in recorded history now, mainly due to the price of electrical goods being so cheap, its not worth stealing from homes. Offences against the person are also very low as being "macho" is no longer desirable in society. and those reponsible for the majority of offences are all banged up.

As for all the cuts in policing...has anyone noticed any difference? I certainly haven't.

Maybe TVP will do more of these road checks as there's little other crime to police?
I heard an interesting stat on Radio 4 the other day, that crime is at its lowest in recorded history now, mainly due to the price of electrical goods being so cheap, its not worth stealing from homes. Offences against the person are also very low as being "macho" is no longer desirable in society. and those reponsible for the majority of offences are all banged up. As for all the cuts in policing...has anyone noticed any difference? I certainly haven't. Maybe TVP will do more of these road checks as there's little other crime to police? EMBOX2
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