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Each third controlled driver got a fine

In 2019 unscrewed the Motorstyrelsen sharply up for the controls of the Danish road users. Motorstyrelsen implemented in 2019, five times as many targeted control actions in traffic compared with the year before.

A statement from the agency now shows that almost every third controlled vehicle in 2019 would have to pay a fine or more in tax.

- When we can find that almost every third of the vehicles we stop, should pay a fine or more in tax, it is a clear signal that there is a need for Motorstyrelsens controls on the Danish roads. Simultaneously, it tells us that there is a need for even more guidance on the areas where there is doubt about the rules, says vice president Jørgen Rasmussen from Motorstyrelsen in a press release.

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Motorstyrelsen conducted in cooperation with the country's police districts 28 nationwide and targeted sweeps in 2019.

In most of the cases, in which there was found wrongdoing, got the road users a fine. Thus it was that in 73 percent of cases of wrongdoing where a fine. In 27 percent of cases was the tax on the vehicle is regulated.

Motorstyrelsens task is to ensure that all vehicles are properly registered, and that the valuation and calculation of the tax is done on a consistent and transparent basis.

After the controls in 2019, the agency noted that it is particularly the lack of registration numbers and company names on vans, which fill in the statistics for the frequent misconduct.

Thus was more than half of cases, where businesses had not applied vat number or company name on their vans.

the Offence resulting in that the company gets a fine, and on the basis of the high figures have Motorstyrelsen launched a guidance work, which will continue in 2020.

- Businesses need to be better to get the right information on the side of their vans. We will try to do our part, to guidance activities comes out, so we are going to see fewer of the type of cases, when we continue our controls in 2020, says Jørgen Rasmussen.

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