Selling on the highway – Where do you stand?


The fines broke down as follows; £600 per offence, which the company pleaded guilty to.

Author: Nicola Porter
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A Wirral dealership has recently been fined £1500.00 for selling a vehicle on the public highway.

The council pursued the dealer, for continually placing vehicles on the road outside their premises, with clear advertisements on them denoting that they were for sale.

The fines broke down as follows; £600 per offence, which the company pleaded guilty to, £295 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge for each offence. The dealership had allegedly been warned by the council on a number of occasions regarding this matter, yet they continued acting in the same manner.

The courts made it clear that these rules are intended only for businesses that have a forecourt and showroom in which they can display their vehicles. It is not intended to apply to private sellers who sell singular vehicles.

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