Crime Stoppers

Traffic operations finding too many unregistered vehicles

Thursday 14-Mar-2019 14:40

Territory Traffic Operations are concerned about the number of unregistered and uninsured vehicles that have been detected in a 24-hour period.

Over Tuesday and Wednesday this week, 18 unregistered vehicles were found on the road across the Territory, with one driver on the Arnhem Highway also found to be exceeding the speed limit with no licence and wrong registration plates fitted to the vehicle.

The 43-year-old male was arrested for the offences due to the fact that he had already been issued two infringements for the same offences in the last month.

He will now be required to attend court next Friday.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Senior Sergeant Angela Stringer said the number of unregistered motor vehicles in the Northern Territory is out of control.

“There are too many people out there taking a risk, thinking that they won’t get caught,” she said.

“Traffic operations across the NT will be focussing on this in their next round of traffic campaigns. 

“It will be much cheaper to register your car than getting a fine. 

“Particularly with the Easter break around the corner, we all love to get away at this time of year.

“Last year we had a triple fatality on the Easter weekend on the Kakadu Highway and it devastated an entire community. While that vehicle was not unregistered, the crash serves as a stark reminder to be a safe and responsible driver.”