If you repair vehicles on the highway you're committing a criminal offence under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, unless you're carrying out emergency repairs within 72 hours of a breakdown or accident.

If appropriate, a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) may be issued.

If you receive an FPN for repairing vehicles on a road

Find out what happens when you receive an FPN and how to pay an FPN for repairing vehicles on a road.

Read more about Fixed Penalty Notices on GOV.UK.

Report repairing of vehicles on a road

We proactively monitor through patrols, but you can also report improper repairing of vehicles on a road to our Neighbourhood Enforcement Team by providing information such as:

  • the date and time that you witnessed the offence
  • the location where you witnessed the offence
  • description of person carrying out works
  • details of vehicle(s) being repaired, including vehicle registration(s)
  • your name and contact details (which will remain confidential)

We'll issue an FPN for repairing of vehicles on a road if you're able to provide a full witness statement that contains sufficient evidence to identify the offender and demonstrate a prosecutable offence has taken place.

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