Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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Generally, yes you can. However, you cannot repair vehicles on a road if,
- it is during the course of a business
- it is for gain or reward
- it causes annoyance to people in the vicinity
The only exception is that if the repairs are carried out following an accident or break down where it was necessary to do the repairs on the spot or within 72 hours.
If it is a one off repair then this is not likely to breach the law but anyone who repeatedly repairs vehicles on the road is likely to commit an offence.