Devon driver pulled over for same offence twice in three days

Police in Devon pulled over a driver for committing the same offence twice over a three-day period.

Officers in Bideford showed just how relentlessness they can be while dealing with a white Ford Focus displaying a ‘smoked’ number plate.

The DVLA regards tinted number plates as obstructing the registration, making them illegal.

The driver in the distinctive white Ford was pulled over on Friday and told not to drive the car until the plates had been changed.

But officers stumbled across the same vehicle on Sunday with exactly the same plates.

It is safe to say they were not impressed.

“Bideford : Stopped on Friday and reported for displaying smoked number plate,” tweeted a sergeant in the North Devon roads policing team.

“Advised not to drive until a correct number plate is fitted.

“Stopped again today displaying the same plate. Driver reported again along and some extras!”

The police did not reveal what punishment was issued to the driver.

The DVLA say that number plates – also known as licence plates – must show your registration number correctly. You cannot rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re hard to read.

You could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates.

Devon Live