Leith driver found with ‘insufficient tread' and no tax

A driver in Leith was charged with a fine of £200 and issued penalty points yesterday after road policing officers found the driver did not have a test certificate and did not possess a vehicle excise license (VEL) for their vehicle.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 1:16 pm
Officers also noticed the front offside tyre had insufficient tread (Photo: Road Policing Scotland).
Officers also noticed the front offside tyre had insufficient tread (Photo: Road Policing Scotland).

The driver was issued two conditional offers by the road policing officers in Edinburgh, consisting of three penalty points and a charge of £200.

Officers also found that the front offside tyre of the vehicle had what they described as ‘insufficient tread’ which could have led to the vehicle being a danger on the road.

The DVLA has been notified about the lack of VEL.

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A Road Policing Scotland spokesperson said: “Vehicle stopped by Edinburgh RP in Leith for no test certificate & no vehicle excise licence (VEL).

"Officers also noticed the front offside tyre had insufficient tread.

"Two conditional offers were issued totalling 3 penalty points & £200 & DVLA notified about no VEL.”

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