Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Law fining drivers whose cars were towed away left off the statute book for 30 years


There have been reports that enforcement powers used by police and local authorities to charge motorists for towing and impounding vehicles, were “inadvertently removed” from the statute book. The law was introduced in 1984, however due to a drafting error in 1991 it was deleted.

The error had not been admitted by the Government until now, as it has had to publish a new Bill to restore the legal clauses. The campaign group Fair Fuel UK were quoted in the Daily Mail saying; “This is not a question of their offences being right or wrong – it is down to governmental incompetence that is off the scale.”

For more information read: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9431497/Millions-towed-away-drivers-claw-fines-laws-left-statute-book-30-years.html?fbclid=IwAR0p4264wLjlpSb0iqmof9RvolriBcAjM8vIkWM4zcTLJnmjgvR78uoqWjI


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