Abandoned vehicles degrade streets and can become targets for antisocial behaviour or arson. It is a criminal offence to abandon a motor vehicle on a public road or on land in the open air. The local council can prosecute a vehicle owner for abandoning a vehicle.
Identifying an abandoned vehicle
There isn't an exact definition of what is an abandoned vehicle. If you notice a vehicle in a public place and you're concerned it is abandoned, you can look for certain signs. Check if a vehicle is taxed.