We can correlate vehicle registration information with other data such as MOT, insurance. This helps keep illegal cars and drivers off the roads and so makes them safer places to be.
The release of data helps protect the environment. It plays a part in keeping the roads moving through improved traffic flow and also assists local authorities in their efforts to deal with abandoned and polluting vehicles.
|Tackles unauthorised parking|
Unauthorised parking can cause a nuisance. Data release enables landowners to take action against motorists parked on their land without authorisation and those who abuse available parking facilities by, for example, parking in a disabled space without entitlement. The alternatives would be wheel clamping (in England and Wales) or vehicle removal, both of which burden motorists with additional costs and inconvenience without resolving the nuisance quickly.
Road traffic accidents involving uninsured drivers contribute to the ever increasing costs of motoring. Data release supports efforts by the authorities and private organisations to tackle insurance fraud.
The police and other law enforcement agencies need all the help they can get to reduce crime. Through data release we play a key role in identifying and tracking criminals and suspects.
Properly controlled data release supports responsible drivers and benefits society by, for instance, freeing up disabled and parent and child parking spaces and preventing the illegal use of bus lanes. Ultimately, through the release of data on vehicles and their keepers we make it easier for responsible motorists to enjoy their motoring.