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Road Tax

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Brian, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Photographed within the last five minutes. I and a couple of neighbours have complained about this and the police have told us all that they are too busy.

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    Last night on local BBC TV news the following. Two police officers in Wakefield or it might have been Rotherham, knocked on a guy's door to inform him that they were going to do a check on his car which was parked legally outside his front door. They spent an hour going over the car and documents with a fine toothcomb. The only thing thet could find was that the windscreen water bottle was empty. He told them he was aware of this and was going to fill it up, not good enough, said our brave men in blue. An on the spot fine of £60 and three points was dished out immediately. The guy did complain to the chief constable and the penalty was overturned.

    Brian NRIPN
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  2. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    Drop a line to your local Chief Constable saying that in your opinion the caravan causes a hazard and an obstruction. You may find the lower ranks make the time then to do something about it.

    I can't see why the police spent so much time hassling that guy in the report you mentioned. There is so much money to be made doing spot fines on all the dopy pr**ks droving around with their front foglights on in all conditions, it hardly seems worth the effort.



    Ian A
     
  3. Wheelman

    Wheelman Well-Known Member

    Hi Brian
    From the report in our paper the washer bottle was not even empty just low and the washers actually worked!

    Still a nice example of good PR for the local constabulary-NOT!

    And seconded about fog lamps in good weather! This trend has now spread so that we now get people driving around in glorious sunlight with their headlights on, and they are not even driving Volvos.

    <font color=blue>When you don't know where you are going then any road will do</font color=blue>
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Colin, I am pleased that somebody else had heard re this incident. So I wonder what the offence read on the 'fine sheet', parking a car with a low level of water in the screenwasher bottle? The trouble is if it was in a sitcom the audience would laugh out loud.

    A few months ago I found a doggie lying badly injured in the road, not knowing what to do I took it into a nearbye police station. The result? Doggie died in my arms and I got a ticket to produce my documents.

    Re the caravan, yep, write to the chief constable, he bollocks some local sargeant, he drags a constable out of the canteen. Said constable drives past the offending caravan, knocks on my door. " You have made a complaint". I get involved and probably end up being prosecuted for having stale air in my car tyres. Oh well, thats life.

    Brian NRIPN
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    As an aside . Datsun 240Z, reg something like FXS 710, red, painted wire wheels, rear mounted Halda, full roll cage, in Leeds, ring any bells?
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Ian, funny that you mention " dopy pr**ks " I saw a car recently that had DOPEY actually written in italics as a number plate. How do they get away with it. Surely no speed camera could catch them? A friend of mine recently was fined because his number plate was a bit small, it was an imported Mazda MR2 and the recess for the rear number plate was too small to take the standard size, but it least it showed his true number.

    Brian NRIPN
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  6. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    >yep, write to the chief constable ...

    It's good advice - take it or leave it. I used to share a ride to work with my local Chief Constable and learned a lot from him, particularly on how to get the local bobby to attend to something when he doesn't want to.</p>



    You're riding around with stale air in your tyres? Then you deserve whatever is coming to you!</p><img src=http://www.amphot.co.uk/stuff/s2/devil-naughty.gif>


    Ian A
     
  7. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    >A few months ago I found a doggie lying badly injured in the road, not knowing what to do I took it into a nearbye police station. The result? Doggie died in my arms and I got a ticket to produce my documents.


    The local vet would have been a better option, surely?</p>



    Ian A
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    "You're riding around with stale air in your tyres? Then you deserve whatever is coming to you"

    Knowing my luck it would be 10 years with Big Will as a cell mate. Bring back hanging, it's preferable /img/wwwthreads/wink.gif

    Brian NRIPN
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  9. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    It would hav been Ian, but I was in a strange town and virtually opposite a police station. In fact I could have carried him there but I had already put him in the car when a passerby pointed out how close the police station was.

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  10. phiggy

    phiggy Well-Known Member

    A young lady who lives a few doors away recently got a parking ticket at 04.20am in the morning, she was,nt parked in anyway wrong atall. I had the displeasure of telling her that a parking ticket had been put on her car.

    Perhaps he ment you should take the police to the vets? ;-D

    thats my car-d marked next time I'm out!

    Phiggy :)
     
  11. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    "Perhaps he ment you should take the police to the vets? ;-D"

    Yea. Although I suppose it's really easy to criticise the boys in blue, but most of them try, and it must be a hell of a job.



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  12. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    Well, obviously you did the best you could under the circumstances then.

    Shame about the cops. The truth is, some of them are no better than the rest of us sometimes!

    Ian A
     
  13. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    I did try Ian. But the constable who came out to the car watched as doggie passed away and we cried together. And would just like to have got hold of the callous bugger who hit the dog and drove on.

    On a lighter note, my mate Smith waiting for dad to buy him a pint.

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  14. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    My God! - you give your dog beer? My old Beagle would have trashed the ozone layer if I'd let her drink booze .... as it was we had to keep her away from open fires in the later years of her life.

    Give him a pat on the head from me!
     
  15. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Yep, Smith enjoys the odd beer....bit partial to a nice plate of Madras as well.
    But he reckons he is worth it, best gun dog who has ever owned me.

    And he says Woof for the pat on the head Ian./img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

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  16. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    A strange thing is the law..........

    .........especially what the law defines as an "animal" under the road traffic act. According to it you are supposed to report hitting any of the following animals in your car because they are defined as "animals" under the road traffic act:

    Horse, mule, ass, hinny, dog, sheep, pig, goat and cattle. So in other words if you have the misfortune to say hit...................an elephant..........for example, strictly speaking you are not obliged to report it in the same way as if you had hit a badger or a fox or a rabbit! Mind you, you'd probably get breathalyzed if you reported hitting an elephant anyway!

    BigWill

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  17. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    He took that piccie three years ago and poor old Smith is still waiting for a drink! /img/wwwthreads/wink.gif

    Geoff
     
  18. Larry Shone

    Larry Shone Well-Known Member

    Re: Road Tax/Lights, camera, action!

    If you want cyclists to beconme proper road users, i.e paying road tax then ther manufacturers of said bikes shjould make sure they are road legal, that is come fitted with lights, after all, you wouldnt expect a motorbike or car to come without them!

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  19. Steve Thompson

    Steve Thompson Well-Known Member

    And are you preapred to may more for your goods you buy in the shops.

    An increase in tax in one area, is passed down the line in one form or another. In the end is the realy poor that end up with the heaviset tax burden in relaition to income.

    An intersting fact that some higher cubic capacity vechules are in fact more econimic than lower capacity ones.

    I always found it some what strange that the greenies always drove 2CV's. The car was the worst poluter and had the worst fuel econimcaly than any other vechicul with an equivent sized engine. In fact the French Goverment in the end forced the end of production and paid people to get rid of them.

    Steve C Thompson
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  20. 0

    0 Guest

    Re: Road Tax/Lights, camera, action!

    You do talk a lot of rubbish sometimes, Larry.

    Steve
     

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