Police blitz on car rego offenders
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.