A driver has been issued with a fixed penalty notice after officers from North Wales Police found blue lights fitted onto his car.
Officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) were on duty in the Bangor area on Wednesday 5th February when they received an anonymous tip-off about a man driving a BMW with blue flashing lights.
A short time later, RPU officers located the BMW parked on Caernarfon Road with the driver still inside.
Officer spoke to the male and established that he had illegally fitted flashing blue lights to his vehicle which were located in the front grill.
The 25-year-old man was issued with a Traffic Offence Report for having a vehicle fitted with an unauthorised warning beacon.
Image credit: North Wales Police
Officers ended up seizing the car after they also established that the driver had no valid insurance for the vehicle.
Only emergency vehicle can display blue light, meaning that it is an offence if your car has an LED or neon under-light which emits blue light.
If caught with blue lights, motorists could receive a hefty fine or be reported to court.
PC Daniel Owen of the Roads Policing Unit said:
“This was an unusual incident whereby we received an anonymous tip-off that a man was driving with blue lights fitted onto his car. It was just by chance that we came across the vehicle parked with the driver still inside.
“He admitted to having the blue lights and showed them illuminated.
“We were told the blue lights were ‘just for show’ however he was issued with a ticket. Unfortunately, he had no insurance either, so his car was seized.
“To make matters worse, he’s been driving for less than two years, and it is likely he will now lose his licence due to the six penalty points.”
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