Vehicle modifications and the law


Vehicle modifications and the lawThe Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Alliance roads policing team (RPT) has created a leaflet which explains in clear and simple terms where car owners stand when it comes to modifying their vehicles.

Big bore exhausts? Stretched tyres? Blue lights?* Sound systems? It’s all included. You can view the leaflet by selecting the image.

Vehicle Modifications and The Road Traffic Act explains if vehicle modifications are lawful or not.

The leaflet also outlines the powers available to the police such as ASBOs, seizure of vehicles and confiscation of equipment if modifications are found to be illegal.

Topics covered include:

  • Insurance
  • Exhausts
  • Lights*
  • Tyres
  • Number plates
  • Sound systems

*We (The Police) are allowed flashing blue lights, as are our friends in the fire and ambulance services. You are not. There are other restrictions on blue bulbs too…read the leaflet to find out

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