Contrary to popular belief, the photo above was not taken by anyone from the Rye News team however it was received many times by Rye News, sent in by various readers in the hope that it would be published.
The photo was taken and then publicised by DVLA as a warning shot to motorists breaking the law as they descended on central Rye last weekend. They certainly made their mark as they exercised their right to place clamps on untaxed vehicles. It seems they can also tow away cars or other vehicles parked illegally on roads or public land, the same authority is shared with the police, local council and DVLA.
After 24 hours, if the release fee remains unpaid (currently £160 for cars or motorcycles and up to £700 for other vehicles), a clamped vehicle will be impounded and if not claimed it could be disposed of by either dismantling, auctioning or scrapping.
As they’ve been to visit us once, no doubt they will be back for more at some point, none of us are immune, Christmas or not they have a job to do.
Image Credits: DVLA .