Flux Capacitors Are A Legal Car Modification

Devon and Cornwall Police have stated Flux Capacitors are not classed as an illegal car modification, however they take a dim view for those thinking of fitting Fusion Reactors to their vehicles. The statement came as an answer to a question on the Devon and Cornwall Police Facebook post about vehicle modifications and the law. Their answer met with the approval of Richard Neave, who then replied

“Fair play Devon & Cornwall Police. I’ll leave the fusion reactor well alone and just stick to the speed limit for the time being.”

The original Facebook post that generated the question was:

You may think it looks cool, but is it legal and safe? If you’re wondering whether it’s actually OK to weld on, chop off, make bigger, make smaller or differently illuminate parts of your car, a new leaflet from Devon and Cornwall Police has the answers.

‘Vehicle Modifications and the Road Traffic Act’ can be viewed or downloaded and printed from our website here: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/on-the-road/your-transport/vehicle-modifications-and-the-law/

Contact your local policing team if you are a car club organiser and would like multiple printed copies of the leaflet, here: https://goo.gl/JEpRqG

Vehicle Modifications and The Road Traffic Act explains if vehicle modifications are lawful or not.

The leaflet also outlines the powers available to the police such as ASBOs, seizure of vehicles and confiscation of equipment if modifications are found to be illegal.

Topics covered include:

  • Insurance
  • Exhausts
  • Lights
  • Tyres
  • Number plates
  • Sound systems


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