Pay your fines or we will impound your car

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DRIVERS with numerous unpaid traffic fines or who repeatedly ignore traffic regulations could have their vehicle impounded, sold or scrapped from next month.

The Department of Infrastructure has warned that on November 1 it will start removing the vehicles belonging to repeat offenders who have amassed large numbers of unpaid fixed penalty fines or who have allowed their vehicles to go against traffic regulations, such as parking on a junction or double yellow lines for long periods.

The vehicles will be taken to a compound until removal and storage fees have been paid. Any vehicles not collected will be sold or destroyed.

Director of highways Richard Pearson said: ‘Individuals who commit the occasional offence and pay their fines should not be concerned as this policy is only applicable to persistent offenders who do not pay their fines.’

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