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  1. You could try getting some of your rank colleagues to turn up at court to state under oath they all carry out illegal u-turns.
  2. And a distributor/ignition fully exposed to the elements if I recall.
  3. I would guess a police officer, with a few months of college experience (Hendon ?) and some time in the community, is capable of distinguishing between a criminal act from a genuine error and is allowed in most cases to use their discretion. Local authority officials work on a commission based monthly quota, and a set of offence codes to punch into a handheld device. The remote camera operators have little more than an image to work on. The issue of a PCN forms the basis of a money making procedure as opposed to an element in crime management or reduction.
  4. Those nice people at Snapper TV have made a documentary for the BBC, about local authorities and their use of CCTV for apparent violations by the unwary public and the revenue made from it. ... 'They claim they do it to keep the traffic flowing smoother. But private emails obtained by Panorama reveal a different story, with officials congratulating each other on the number of tickets issued: 'Another record month, guys. Well done,' says one. The programme visits the box junction where the council fines so many drivers - 29,000 last year alone;... A link to the programme.
  5. Or when you do turn up to contest with a valid argument they are able to drop the case there and then, leaving you a day out of pocket. On other forums there is the suggestion that you make absolutely certain to turn up at the court door with seconds to spare, only speak to the usher to give your name, nothing more, and hide your carefully documented gamechanging bundle until you are in front of the magistrate.
  6. Pick up the pencil and join the dots IBM UK Ltd were taken on sometime in 2007, after a year of negotiations (loads of Chateau neuf du plonk no doubt with Ken and his chums) . Their consortium partner was NCP at the time - renamed to NSL Ltd shortly after, and Task Enforcement is the bunch of housebreakers under the NSL wing. The non-negotiable five year contract commenced in November 2009 as a result of the wining and dining. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/static/corporate/media/newscentre/archive/6270.html
  7. I really cannot see the image to gauge whether there is an occupant in the drivers seat. Can you enlarge it ?
  8. It does sound like the chain that drives the pump rather than the pump itself. Spare pumps on auction sites would therefore be irrelevant.
  9. Did you exceed the bay by around 1cm on each side ?
  10. Since you have not been paid for the vehicle by the trader (it does not matter that they claim another party is settling, your contract is not with them) then this is theft. Request a transcript from the police of the solicitor's response to them as without that, you don't know what truths/untruths have been mentioned. Do you have anything else in writing from the time the trader first made contact, anything ? Are they UK based, well known, a franchise, long established ? Additionally (and it may be worth checking with the DVLA now on the registered keeper detail - though I b
  11. A car engine warms up once it is running, it does not stay cold, regardless of what you might be seeing on the dashboard. Have you done the basic checks as covered in the operators manual ? It might be something as simple as a coolant sensor connection that has worked loose and could take a minute or two to fix.
  12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01xzp40/Watchdog_Series_31_Episode_4/ 19 minutes in.
  13. I understand it is a family car but is the address different ? I found that a car shared by me and fiance was easier/cheaper to insure if I was the registered keeper - lower crime rate area apparently - and he was the named driver, though his no claims is five + years which may have helped. He does drive it when he is back in the UK, but this is only every three months or so, the insurance company are happy with the arrangement though.
  14. If you live near where the offence was commited they may have followed you home. Do you smoke by the way ? How clean are your car ashtrays ?
  15. If you can scan the front and rear of the PCN and post the images, somebody here might find detail to confirm the local authority has blundered in the procedure. It might just work.
  16. Has the part of the bumper disappeared completely in the drain of the car wash. If not, and you have it, what is preventing you from sticking it back on ?
  17. Thanks. Theres a link within the first link posted on the injectors that has been moved as below. https://sites.google.com/site/1810martin/siemens-pd-piezo-injectors I will ask mum if she has any further paperwork to confirm what Audi actually carried out.
  18. Is there a link to anything by VOSA on this issue ? Has this issue been reported in the main media ? Thank you to everybody that has replied so far
  19. She's done that, their claim is that since the recall was issued months after the initial work, there is nothing they can do.
  20. Not mine, but my mothers. It's an A3 2 litre estate (2007 plate) that has just been taken by them for a replacement set of injectors under a recall issued a few weeks back. The only issue is, late last year the car went into the same garage for a misfire and they replaced 2 injectors then at a cost of 1550 pounds (there was some other small work at the time - fluids and a fault in the washer bottle delivery - but the top end parts and labour constituted the bulk of the cost). Naturally mum isn't too pleased with Audi now confirming there was a fault all along. Is it something s
  21. s c a m m e r http://whocalledmefromtelephonenumber.com/phone-number/07445674938
  22. Does the letter mention 'bailiffs', anywhere ? There are other sections on the forum that deal with debt collection, in particular the way some of these companies ply for trade. I am surprised you have not had any correspondence from the DVLA within a month of the tax running out and asking you to SORN the vehicle. Were your current address details the same as when you parked the motorcycle up ?
  23. My car had to have a new one for it's last MOT as there was a tiny crack in it. Unless the garage is doing other stuff on the vehicle at the same time the owner will have to present his documents to the shop that makes a plate for him, so there is a little bit of inconvenience involved. Having said that though, the plate itself was 9 pounds to make up.
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