Po­lice blitz on car rego of­fend­ers

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - CHRIS CLARKE

PO­LICE are crack­ing down on un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cles af­ter a con­sis­tent in­crease in of­fend­ing since wind­screen stick­ers were dropped in late 2014.

In the year to Septem­ber 2015, the num­ber of un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cles jumped by al­most 5000. The fol­low­ing year that sky­rock­eted to 16,000.

Al­though there was a slight drop last year, po­lice have this month launched Op­er­a­tion Que­bec Yield.

The three-month crack­down is aimed at catch­ing un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cles as well as driv­ers with fake num­ber plates.

Trans­port and Main Roads Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley said ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion was a vi­tal iden­ti­fier.

“Over the last four years the num­ber of ve­hi­cles reg­is­tered in Queens­land has grown to more than 5.2 mil­lion, up by more than 350,000 since Oc­to­ber 2014,” he said. “In­creased en­force­ment and bet­ter tech­nol­ogy means driv­ers do­ing the wrong thing will more than likely be caught.”

Be­tween 2013 and 2017, 271,865 mo­torists were fined for un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cles.

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