UNTAXED cars in Annan were the focus of a crackdown last week, with seven getting clamped by the authorities.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have confirmed that they were responsible for the clamping operation last Thursday and Friday.
The action was taken by the DVLA’s national wheel-clamping partner NSL, who clamps or impounds any untaxed vehicles for the government organisation.
A DVLA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that seven untaxed vehicles were clamped in Annan last week.
“The action taken in the area was part of NSL’s day-to-day activities which involves travelling around the country and taking action against untaxed vehicles seen on the road.
“Therefore, I can confirm that this was not part of a targeted operation but as a result of their normal enforcement.”
The clamping of cars is meant to act as a warning and punishment to others who have not taxed their vehicles.
Despite it being a serious offence to remove a wheel clamp, with fines of up to £2500, there are reports that one of those in Annan was unofficially cut off.