In the first case of its kind, at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on 13 November AET Motorsport Ltd based in Wakefield, were convicted and ordered to pay a total of £7,234 in fines and costs for fitting an unsuitable vehicle part to a vehicle which would make it illegal to be used on the road. 😮💨🚨
Our investigation revealed the company had been openly advertising illegal alterations to vehicles likely to be used on the road.
Our Market Surveillance Unit recently investigated AET Motorsport Ltd after the firm carried out alterations to a car to remove the catalytic converter (CAT) and applied modified software to the engine control unit to increase noise levels. DVSA prosecuted and they were convicted. The company was ordered to pay a total of £7,234 in fines and costs.
In the sentencing remarks, the magistrates told the company that this case was rightly brought by DVSA and it’s a lesson that any business owner has an obligation to know what the law is.