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  1. Unfortunately not Was it simply a dent or was there paint damage as well ? Was the dent on a flat piece of metal or on a crease ? What is the metal under the paint, steel or aluminium Is the paint on the surface metallic ? The age and condition of the car may also have something to do witht he cost of repair, moreso if it is a rare edition model, or classic car.
  2. Replacing an engine on a Bini ? More than the car is worth if it goes back to the dealer. It might be worth doing it yourself. Additionally it sounds as though you have finance on the vehicle, in which case you should be speaking to whoever the contract is with, rather than the dealership.
  3. Apparently round here, it is not the individual councils that have outsourced the data mining to the Capita clowns, Surrey County Council in their infinite wisdom have. No doubt some person or persons high up have been renumerated with the equivalent of thirty pieces of silver for rubberstamping this over the whole of the county
  4. In many cases, contravention of a regulation IS a breach of contract. Pay and display tickets for example, where it falls off the dashboard as the door is closed. The penalty is for failure to display rather than not having paid to park in the first instance
  5. I used to write up technical manuals and as of late have provided my services for dissertations. I'm unsure as to how best to contact you, but I am in west London if you wish to PM me.
  6. Does your Citroen have ABS, and if so, is it working ?
  7. Have you received fixed images, or a link to a video ? If not you should request them as soon as possible, along with other detail such as how your vehicle was photographed (and why you were not stopped on the day)
  8. I forgot to ask, can one apply for costs in a Magistrates court ? I thought only County courts could deliberate on such matters, and one reason why Capita use them.
  9. Did you block the driveway entrance in such a way they could not have got their car out ? (Was there a car in the driveway) ?
  10. A Corsa is not a 'boy racer style car' as standard. Fitting those useless parts from the small ads goes some way to converting them into one, plus they also invalidate the insurance if undisclosed. Have you checked if your son would like a small capacity historic car (VW Beetle/Morris Minor) ?
  11. Reading between the lines (well into the single paragraph anyway), the car was fitted with a black box sensor. Getting confirmation that it was functioning correctly should be your first port of call. Following that, copies of the results of the data that was recorded at the time, along with any independent witnesses. Does the other side dispute what occurred or is it simply the insurance company taking liberties ?
  12. And the wardens, mid-management and top monkey's of various LAs scrub up whiter than white......
  13. Whilst there may not be too much of a hike in premium, anyone that fails to have the correct subsection within their policy are subject to the ANPR camera, police officers, and council operatives, with the real risk of vehicle stop/seizure/clamping/removal/impounding/daily charges/court fees. To find one's insurance invalid, at worst following an RTA (which may not even be the owner's fault), through a simple oversight when applying, smacks of something sinister / profitable behind the additions. The 'rationale' for the distinction, and the reason for posting in this thread, looks quite different from the other side of the fence.
  14. Apologies, I thought he was the same CEO that was completely exonerated at the employment tribunal within the earlier post. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17190084 Strikingly similar name though, they could actually be distant relatives if one squints hard enough .
  15. Not at all, though retaining one's job is certainly an incentive to reach the minimum quotas, whether set by the company, or simply advised by those above you in the pecking order. "The bonus money wasn't that great, an extra £65 a month, and to get your bonus you had to jump through all kinds of hoops." The pressure came instead from management: "I got told more than once: you've got to do more tickets, more tickets, more tickets. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/confessions-of-a-traffic-warden-6286324.html
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