There are a couple of instances when the police have the authority to seize a vehicle. According to the police reform act 2020, the police can seize a vehicle if ‘ Vehicles used in manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance’.
A few common examples of why a vehicle could be seized:
- Careless driving
- Unlicensed driving
- Uninsured drivers
- Drivers who fail to stop
- Obstruction or Danger to Other Road Users
How to reclaim your vehicle
If your vehicle is seized, there will be details on the seizure notice on how to reclaim your vehicle. You have seven working days to visit the police station to reclaim your vehicle before it is potentially sold or scrapped.
When reclaiming your vehicle, we recommend taking your proof of:
If you are a professional driver and are at risk of a driving disqualification, contact the team today for a free consultation on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline 07869760533.
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