Vehicle Checks On Anglesey
Anglesey Trading Standards recently joined forces with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and North Wales Police as part of an initiative to tackle road safety.
A total of 45 vehicles were stopped on the Gaerwen Industrial Estate and multiple checks carried out by the agencies in attendance. Checks were carried out on the roadworthiness of the vehicles and their MOT status, vehicle tax, driving licences and insurance in addition to verifying trade association membership, checking paperwork and providing guidance packs to 19 traders on legal requirements.
A number of infringements were identified on the day by the various agencies. These resulted in one immediate prohibition, one delayed prohibition on a vehicle with multiple defects, along with fines for expired MOTs, no driver CPC and excessive window tint.
Chief Public Protection Officer, Les Pursglove explained, “By working together as partners we can make a difference, tackling non-compliance that not only puts the public at risk but also provides an unfair advantage over businesses that go to the cost of ensuring their compliance. This important exercise will be repeated in the future.”
Councillor Richard Dew, portfolio holder for Public Protection, said, “This was a useful exercise for all involved and is a fine example of agencies working together to make Anglesey a safer place.”