44 UNTAXED and abandoned vehicles have been taken off the roads in Bradford.

Bradford Council has been busy in the first few months after it was granted new enforcement powers last December.

Officers from the local authority now have the power to remove, store, and dispose of untaxed vehicles.

The Bradford district is only the second authority in West Yorkshire to have been granted these powers.


In the first three months of 2024, the council’s Traffic and Enforcement Team has removed 44 vehicles and seven caravans from the highway.

Of these, 20 vehicles have subsequently been taxed and then collected by their owners, five remain in the pound, and 19 have been crushed.


Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport said: “These powers allow us to tackle abandoned vehicles and those causing a nuisance, and as well as those which are untaxed, they may also be unroadworthy, unregistered and uninsured.

"The action taken so far sends a clear message that we will act to remove these illegal vehicles from our roads.

"Operations will be continuing across the district throughout the year.”

People can report untaxed and abandoned vehicles in the Bradford district by calling 01274 431000.