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DVSA to target dangerous drivers and vehicles in ANPR camera crackdown

The nationwide ANPR camera network will be called on to crack down on dangerous drivers and vehicles in a new trial, the DVSA has announced.

The initiative will use ANPR cameras to identify vehicles without a MOT
The initiative will use ANPR cameras to identify vehicles without a MOT

The initiative will run until April 2020 and will see the DVSA use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data with specialist analysis and intelligence to enforce MOTs on cars and light goods vehicles as well as drivers’ hours offences, tachograph manipulation and learner driver and instruction offences.

DVSA director of enforcement Marian Kitson said: “DVSAs priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

“We have some of the safest roads in the world but we are determined to do more to tackle those drivers who flout the law and endanger people’s lives.

“By trialling the use of the existing ANPR camera network, we are looking at how we can tackle illegal and dangerous drivers who put people’s lives at risk every day.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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