GIVE MAGISTRATES THE POWER TO SEIZE THE CARS OF OFFENDERS

There are a simply massive amount of unpaid fines. It takes a great deal of magistrates time to chase these; and sometimes it almost seems as if the fines are voluntary, and in the end many are paid effectively out of Benefits.

According to a BBC report in March 2012, almost 2 billion pounds was owed in unpaid fines and confiscation orders. And that some 60% of money pursued via confiscation orders may never be recovered.

The power and flexibility of magistrates would be greatly increased if they could seize cars.  The cars could sometimes be returned when fines were paid; or sold in order to pay the fines.

 
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