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Everything posted by MaisyMouse

  1. Could you testify you have never been in trouble before with the 'authority' that is the DVLA ? and swear in court on it ? You might suggest that hiring the venue, the beak, their attire and any entourage that is necessary to attend, plus the paperwork that got you there in the first place might be a waste of taxpayers money, if £80 is all you are asked to chuck in the pot at the end of it. Be polite though.
  2. MaisyMouse

    Lost a month

    Difficult without answers. Had the original tax expired in May or April ? How much is the tax for six months for this vehicle ? How much would the tax have been for 12 months ? Did you agree on six months tax upon purchase ?
  3. Are there any other vehicles that you own that have been corrrectly updated using any of the available systems for renewing ? If so it would be worth printing these details off for the court that confirm you normally have no issue and this is a 'one off' incident.
  4. Around here, the 20mph zones appear to have been painted by hand on the road. Are the ones the o/p passed through completely legitimate?
  5. It can take four weeks or more, so make sure you have some tax left on whatever vehicle(s) you own that might need it.
  6. I think not I had one cut me up yesterday when picking up a quick fare, levaing me stranded within a yellow box junction. When I got him out of his cage of safety a few seconds later with some continuous use of the horn, he played the 'stay away !' card with his hands a few cms from my face, for any camera in the vicinity to see, believing that I might be seen as somehow in the wrong should it go to court. I'm just over 1.6m high and weigh 54kgs, but I would have loved to have taken out a finger or two with my previous self-defence backing, but I backed off and took the plate number
  7. Thanks Who set the 2005 cut-off, and is this nothing more than damage limitation ?
  8. I have received a letter this morning from CPP direct (with a unique Reference number and policy number) suggesting I 'may' have used their services, and that I need do nothing now. The foot of the letter gives a number of possible reasons why they have written, all to do with card protection, followed by a 'scheme of arrangement' over potential compensation payout. Should I heed their advice to do nothing, or start trawling back through a decade of old card applications, many of which will have been thrown out during two house moves, or deemed more useful to start the wood-stove on
  9. They might be trying to take you for more than just a year then. Don't forget, the DVLA, staff and the software behind the vehicle licensing system is flawless.
  10. As this is a yellow box violation, should't this be in the Local Authority section of the forum ?
  11. Have you had the car on the road for over two years without anyone noticing the lack of a tax disc ?
  12. You could always ask your daughter not to drive the car until the - almost - defective parts have been replaced.
  13. You could use that reasoning during your appearance to reduce the fine, but it cannot be used to halt the prosecution process now it has commenced. Can you think of any other time during ownership of the car when the DVLA have screwed up ? Scrutinise the V5© carefully to see if there are any errors within the text. This might give you some leverage to barter with them on dropping the case since you have not been issued with correct proof of ownership.
  14. If it helps (anyone else), my neighbour had a similar problem with a scooter that he bought in France, for use in this country (it is not one that reaches these shores as the manufacturer does not believe there is a viable market as yet for this particular model). The chassis number did not come up under any search in order to gain the correct documentation for insurance, despite him having a full written receipt of purchase from the previous owner, plus the handbook, specification journal and advertising blurb from the Dutch importer. But our local bike dealer was able to get a commission
  15. What are the dimensions of the Clio you have damaged ?
  16. You have a dual fuel car that does not run off LPG? Where do I get one ?
  17. Ask (really nicely) for any images that might have been taken at the time of the offence. Just so you can check the car really is yours, and not one of those cloned number plate jobbies)
  18. Is there something in the rules preventing the drivers from taking the vehicles to another local authority test centre, and one that might be closer ?
  19. You could check your own itemised phone bills, and from that work out when, and for how long you were in conversation with them. With the dates, you can then figure out if you were renewing, cancelling or engaging in conversation on another matter entirely.
  20. Is it possibly an enhanced MOT, taking into account other aspects of a vehicle for hire / reward such as the rear door locks, fire extinguisher, bale of hay, etc.
  21. Criminal maybe the wrong word, councils have the power to evade justice, by virtue of time limits set out in legislation, outside of which the motorist is unable to obtain a due refund. If it was the other way round, I'm sure the authorites would have no hesitation sending in the legal vultures, and throw taxpayers money at clawing back the funds.
  22. That would suggest there is something fundamentally wrong with the appeals process and the adjudication if a crime (and what the council have done IS as crime), if there is no recourse because of the time it takes for information to come to light.
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