relates to the condition a vehicle is kept in or something that has been done to a vehicle which makes it unsafe
Fine up to £2,500 and 3 points for each allegation (i.e. four defective tyres would be treated separately)
the Officer may not have the necessary expertise to show a vehicle is unsafe
This is a large group of offences which are concerned either with the condition a vehicle is kept in or something that has been done to a vehicle which makes it unsafe.
Typical examples of Construction and Use offences are driving a vehicle with:
No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for Construction and Use offences.
Fine up to £2,500 and 3 points for each allegation (i.e. four defective tyres would be treated separately for punishment and could give rise to a totting disqualification
Any defences in this area usually turn on the particular facts. Do not just accept it when an officer says that your vehicle is in an unsafe condition, as they may not possess the necessary expertise to know whether the vehicle is in fact contravening a construction and use requirement. We advise you contact us immediately if you are facing a prosecution under this head to take specialist legal advice.
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