Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers handed out more than 50 infringements or defect notices over the weekend, during a 4WD vehicle compliance blitz in the Bathurst and Lithgow areas.
Officers attached to the Macquarie Sector Highway Patrol detected 26 non-compliant vehicles during the operation, handing out 26 major category defect notices and 37 infringements for standards breaches as well.
Four of the vehicles officers stopped had current certificates of compliance however all four of them were found to be non-compliant with those reports.
A Toyota Hilux was so significantly modified officers now suspect the vehicle can no longer meet current vehicle standards, with an engineers report forwarded to Roads and Maritime Services and Transport NSW investigators to review.
Another vehicle, a Nissan Patrol, was only certified for some of its major modifications.
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It had undergone and engine conversion and significant lift, had tyre size increases along with substantial modifications to the cab and chassis. It was also confirmed the VIN number did not match RMS records or the compliance reports.
Investigations in relation to the vehicle and the certifier continue.
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