Police announce crackdown on modified cars

POLICE in Strabane have announced a crackdown on illegally modified cars and their drivers.
Two motorists driving ‘lowered’ vehicles were fined at Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday following recent detections by the PSNI.
Strabane court heard how both vehicles had been modified so much that the body work was interfering with the tyres and suspension.
Local Area Commander Andy Lemon welcomed the convictions this week and said the focus on lowered cars would continue.
“The main causation factors of road traffic collisions in Strabane are speeding, careless driving and inattention. Of particular concern are those drivers who continue to drive whilst over the legal limit and unfit through drink or drugs. More recently we have also been focusing on a number of vehicles being driven by young people which have been modified to the point where they are in a dangerous condition.
“Modified and defective vehicles not only contribute to anti-social behaviour in the area but more importantly, these vehicles are not deemed suitable to be used on a road and are putting the drivers, their passengers and other road users in danger.”


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