Fines paid after car clamped

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A DUNDEE man who had avoided pay­ing three mo­tor­ing fines for more than a year paid up within hours of find­ing his car clamped.

The in­di­vid­ual owed £450 in fines for three of­fences of not hav­ing in­sur­ance and had ig­nored re­peated warn­ing let­ters is­sued by the Sher­iff Court.

A ve­hi­cle seizure order was is­sued by the court and the fines were paid in full.

A spokesman for the Scot­tish Courts and Tri­bunal Ser­vice said to­day: “Driv­ers face hav­ing their ve­hi­cles clamped if they do not set­tle their fines.

“They will have to pay ad­di­tional clamp­ing costs and mount­ing daily fees when a car is taken into stor­age.

“Ve­hi­cles are ul­ti­mately scrapped or sold off if they do not set­tle their fines.

“A new elec­tronic in­ter­face be­tween the Scot­tish Courts and Tri­bunal Ser­vice and the DVLA ve­hi­cle data­base has en­hanced the abil­ity to track down driv­ers with un­paid fines.”

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