Police To Make Vehicle Checks Next Week

police landroverIslanders are being advised that they have the weekend to make sure that their vehicles are roadworthy.

On Monday, police traffic specialists from the mainland will visit to ensure that all cars and lorries meet requirements.

If they find vehicles that would not pass a mainland MOT, the officers will advise the owners and they can issue prohibition notices. They’ll be bringing over computer diagnostic equipment, which can check and identify faults.

It’s likely that the two inspectors will visit one or more off islands too during their three-day stay. The Fire Service strategy, which addresses the potential for road traffic accidents in Scilly, reveals that there are around 100 cars on St Martin’s alone.

PC Faye Webb says police on-street consultations have found that the community is concerned with speeding cars and roadworthiness and that’s why the officers will be brought over.

Usually tyre faults top the list of the most common problems, but PC Webb has seen a car with an exhaust tied up with a rope and that, she says, would not be thought acceptable.

The officers are keen to work with islanders to answer questions and assess vehicle’s standards, which owners may be uncertain about.

5 Responses to Police To Make Vehicle Checks Next Week

  1. Scillyme April 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Good point Nobby,

    Trade vehicles are essential. Buggies and cars are not.

    An improved bus service, better taxi services, and bicycles are worthy of consideration.

    Quite looking forward to cycling this week.

  2. Alison April 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Come and live in Cornwall Nobby Nobbs…we have all the above plus caravans and lost tourists in cars, not buggies!!

  3. Nobby Nobbs April 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I’m more concerned about the sate of driving over here,
    Some people obviously don’t realise they are supposed to stop at junctions and not just pull out, then there’s the parking, or in some cases the abandonment of vehicles in the high st, why do people (except trades) who live in town even need a car???
    And finally…..Visitors in Buggy’s, who think their driving around toy town.

  4. Ginnick April 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Time to hide my vehicle again then. Even though it’s all fully functional, it is just a pain the ass being stopped and having someone nit pick at it just so he is seen to have done something to warrant pulling you over! If the police are so bothered about the state of the vehicles to MOT standards the why not just introduce the bloody thing over here? I wouldn’t have to take it away then to have it done each year.

  5. Scillyme April 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for the warning