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Sneaky blue speed camera van still registered as white

By Steve Farrell -

General news

 30 April 2008 14:02

Speed camera authorities claim the legal requirement to notify DVLA of vehicle colour changes does not apply to a sneaky new plain blue camera van.

DVLA’s website shows the van, registration number FN02NWZ, still registered as white.

When the apparent oversight was highlighted by a member of the public, Derbyshire Safety Camera Partnership wrote in reply: “If a vehicle colour change is temporary then DVLA do not require notification.”

DVLA’s information form with rules on colour changes states: “BY LAW if there are any changes you MUST immediately complete Section 7 with the relevant details e.g. new colour and date of change.”

A DVLA spokesman said failure to comply could result in a £1000 fine.

MCN has contacted the Derbyshire Safety Camera Partnership for clarification but so far received none.