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  1. Hi, thanks for the replies. The contract says ' The retail customer's order for a new vehicle is protected against against the effect of manufacturer price changes, subject to the provisions of Ford's Customer Order Price Protection Plan.' Which says 'Ford's Price Protection plan means that the price you pay is the same as the price on your order, as long as you are prepared to accept delivery within 3 months, and in any event, as soon as your vehicle is available. Ford motor company is not liable for changes in price caused by government changes in tax.' They didn't ask me to pay extra the man just said 'we cant amend your car for your specification' (A factory built Ford Fiesta in silver with ESP - hardly a difficult order). When pushed he admitted it was because they couldn't build it at the old price. A bit confusing. The salesman agreed the price and contract, his line manager (the compliance manager) agreed the deal, and whoever the compliance manager spoke to at Dagenham Motors Headoffice for 10 mins agreed it also.
  2. Hi. Yesterday (Sat 31st Jan) I agreed to buy a new ford fiesta with a main dealer at January's prices (Ford is increasing its prices on Monday 2nd Feb). The car was going to be factory built and delivered in March. I signed the Retail Order form (contract to buy) left a £1,000 deposit and went home. At 8:30 the same evening I had a phone call from the dealer saying that they couldn't 'amend' the car for the price agreed. I kept pressing him to speak in plain English and he admitted that he meant they couldn't build the car at the old price. I asked if that meant they were cancelling the order and he said yes and could I come in asap with the order form to have myu deposit refunded. Can they do this?? I'm sure I couldn't back out of the contract like that if I found out I couldnt afford the car. Please advise. Thanks
  3. From the TV licensing site TV Licensing - Frequently Asked Questions What if I only use a TV to watch videos/DVDs/as a monitor for my games console? Do I still need a licence? You need to notify us in writing that this is the case and one our Enforcement Officers may need to visit you to confirm that you do not need a licence. Please write to us including your name, address and the reason you believe that you don't need a licence at:
  4. Neither my brother or myself pay for a TV license as one of the exemptions is that you have a TV that is only used for watching DVD's or videos. The TV can still be capable of receiving a signal but it mustn't be connected to an ariel. The TV licensing people don't like it and will probably send someone round to check that you are not connected to a means of receiving a signal.
  5. I've decided to appeal and have sent this letter: Dear Sir/Madam I have just received a notice for a PCN offence. It states that I 'stopped in a box when prohibited'. It was apparently observed by a real time camera. The actual circumstances were:- - I was stopped at the red traffic lights when they changed green. - The cars ahead of me proceeded across the box with me following the car in front into the box as the exit was clear. - I was about to leave the box on the other side when the cars ahead of me suddenly came to a halt and I was stuck on the edge of the box. The accompanying photo shows my car stopped behind a white car which was proceeding out of the box when it suddenly stopped forcing me to stop in the box. I believe that for this fine and enforcement notice to be legal there needs to be a photo showing my vehicle entering the box whilst a stationary vehicle was blocking my exit from the box. As you have not provided this evidence to me I am contesting this fine. 1. The quote below supports my argument as it states that a vehicle shouldn’t enter a box junction if that box junction has stationary vehicles in it, this wasn’t the case with me as I believe the exit had no stationary vehicles when I entered the box. Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 3113 The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, Schedule 19 Part 2 paragraph 7. This provides as follows. 7 (1) Except when placed in the circumstances described in paragraph 8, [box junctions] shall each convey the prohibition that no person shall cause a vehicle to enter the box junction so that the vehicle has to stop within the box junction due to the presence of stationary vehicles. 2. I have also enclosed a PATAS ruling referring to the case of TFL v Place Invaders ltd. In this appeal, the defendant won their case against TFL, the ruling clearly states that ‘the prohibition refers to causing the vehicle to enter the box’. With evidence needed to show that (quote)..’the entry of the vehicle into the box….will lead to there being a contravention.’ I hope that while this is being investigated the period for paying the £50 fine will be placed on hold. If you are able to provide evidence of me entering the box while at the same time it had a stationary vehicle in it that would have caused me to stop then I will be happy to pay the £50 fine. To summarise: As you have not provided evidence that I entered the box when there was a presence of any stationary vehicles I am appealing against this PCN.
  6. Just for information to others. I found a similar case on the same site. There's a great contribution by Teufel stating a PATAS appeal ...http://www.parkingandtrafficappeals.gov.uk...aders%20Ltd.doc Teufel then goes on to say...... Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, Schedule 19 Part 2 paragraph 7. This provides as follows. 7 (1) Except when placed in the circumstances described in paragraph 8, [box junctions] shall each convey the prohibition that no person shall cause a vehicle to enter the box junction so that the vehicle has to stop within the box junction due to the presence of stationary vehicles. (2) The prohibition in sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to any person (a) who causes a vehicle to enter the box junction (other than a box junction at a roundabout) for the purpose of turning right: and (b) (b) stops it within the box junction for so long as it is prevented from completing the right turn by oncoming vehicles or other vehicles which are stationary whilst waiting to complete a right turn. the offence is entering the box when a stationary car just beyod the box means you would stop in the box if that car and your car were both moving through the box and then it stopped leaving you in the box you would not commit an offence - possibly the car in front has commited one if he has no reason to stop other than to block you in the box !!! the picture shown is thus inconclusive - it needs to show the car in front stationary when you enter the box not later.
  7. Thanks for the Pepipoo site. Checking on it I found that the law actually states... Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 3113 The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 Prohibition conveyed by markings in diagram 1043 or 1044 7. - (1) Except when placed in the circumstances described in paragraph 8, the road markings shown in diagrams 1043 and 1044 shall each convey the prohibition that no person shall cause a vehicle to enter the box junction so that the vehicle has to stop within the box junction due to the presence of stationary vehicles. As I did not enter the box when there was a presence of any stationary vehicles I am thinking of appealing against this PCN
  8. Thanks guys. I guess that technically I'm in the wrong but if everyone waited till there was a definite space then traffic would hardly move across traffic lights. In fact a Times article on camera detected box junctions from June last year says.'TfL studied traffic flow at the junctions before and after the cameras were installed and found that up to 150 fewer vehicles an hour passed through yellow box junctions once camera enforcement began.....Jeroen Weimar, TfL’s director of transport enforcement, said: “We are concerned by the results because the justification for the cameras was that they would improve traffic flow.” .Cameras at yellow box junctions cause longer traffic jams-News-UK-TimesOnline
  9. I have just received a notice for the above offence. It states that I 'stopped in a box junction (on the yellow crosses) when prohibited'. It was apparently observed by a real time camera. The actual circumstances were that I was 4/5 cars back from red traffic lights when they changed green. The cars ahead of me proceeded across the box with me following. I was about to leave the box on the other side when the cars ahead of me suddenly came to a halt and I was stuck on the edge of the box for 12 seconds (according to the notice) until the lights turned from green to red. The accompanying photo shows my car stopped clearly behind a white car which has just left the box with a blue car, being half way into the box, stuck behind me; we are all abotu a metre apart from each other. Do I have a chance of contesting this as the exit to the box was apparently clear when the queue of cars I was in proceeded into it? The live operator must have seen the circumstances but has decided to take pictures for apparently an easy way of collecting money. Any ideas are welcome. Many thanks.
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