Guide to Nuisance Vehicles
The term 'nuisance vehicles' refers to the selling of vehicles on a public road for an extended period of time.
The offence of selling vehicles on a road is intended to target those selling motor vehicles and using the road as a mock showroom. This behaviour is unfair to local residents who are thereby deprived of using the road themselves to park vehicles and go about their daily lives.
It is not designed to target individual private sellers of single vehicles.
The offence is committed if two or more vehicles are being offered for sale for the purpose of a business. (exceptions apply)
The offence also relates to vehicles that are being repaired at the roadside over a prolonged period of time. Again, the offence is not intended to target private individuals. (exceptions apply)
The maximum penalty for this offence is £2500.
A fixed penalty notice of £100 is applicable.
We will always look at prosecution where the problem is widespread or poses a danger to the public.
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