Whangarei District Council and the Automobile Association say the number of vehicles in the city with no warrant of fitness or registration - or both - is a serious issue.
The Northern Advocate conducted its own survey with two samples of 55 cars from each of two public car parks in Whangarei yesterday. Ten per cent of all cars surveyed did not have a current WoF or registration.
The survey found seven - 12.7 per cent - of vehicles in the Pak'nSave carpark would have been ticketed under the new scheme.
Four cars had an expired WoF and three had neither a WoF nor a registration that was valid.
At the Town Basin carpark four cars, 7.3 per cent, out of 55 would have received a ticket.
Three cars had an expired WoF, and one had an expired registration.
Ten per cent of all cars surveyed did not have a current WoF or registration.
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