Angloinfo. When will I ever learn? Ai must be run by a communist government or at least modelled on one! I posted a comment about UK registered cars ( a separate discussion, please don't comment on the topic on this thread!) & had it removed with this message:-
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I reproduce the comment here because I hope someone can tell me which individual or group I was being disrespectful to?
I wrote -
I did say that this is not always a popular subject! It is usually not popular with those who KNOW that they are illegal! It’s not just illegal, its immoral, antisocial, irresponsible & selfish. I’m referring to those who continue to run these cars year after year, as I’m sure many of us have “taken a chance” using a vehicle briefly which may not be 100% (but I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to boast about it).
Some have asked me what it has to do with me? I should mind my own business, find something better to do, get a life, etc. These ignorant twits don’t seem to realize that I use the same roads that they do. I am at risk from them. In the event of an accident (an unforeseeable incident) I could suffer loss or injury which, as they would find their insurance void, I would not be compensated for. I do not have to tolerate that just because some halfwit wants to interpret the laws to suit themselves!
These scumbags seem to have the following blindness
A French resident is someone who lives here. If you are not sure if this applies to you try this simple multiple choice test.
Where do you live? A) France B) Somewhere else
If you have picked A then you are a French resident.
This means that if you bring a car from abroad to use here you have ONE month to register it here, though the authorities will stretch it to six if the paperwork is complicated. This is why insurance agents put a time limit on foreign car cover. Any agent giving you cover on a yearly basis is taking your money falsely or you are lying to them about your details. Contact the head office of your insurance company & you will be told what company policy on this matter is. It is too late if you have already had an accident to find that your insurance was hooky.
If you are visiting France then you can use a UK registered car here. This is a courtesy, not a right, & the car must conform to all the rules of its registered country. So it must have valid UK road tax, ditto insurance & if necessary a UK MOT. Vehicles cannot be driven on a SORN (Statuary Off Road Notice). These are for vehicles which are kept off the public roads. Again, a pointer for any halfwit who cannot understand this – a “road” is that hard surface linking towns & villages together & used by vehicles other than yours. You can find these all over the world. If your car is on one when you have told the UK authorities that it is not, that is a LIE!
Also note that it is a SORN, not a SOUKRN, so includes roads in other countries.
Another explanation. Export. Some people fill in the section of the logbook notifying the DVLA that their car has been exported. This has the effect of de registering the car in the UK. It will no longer be legal to drive it anywhere. Vehicles are issued with registation numbers for a reason. So are guns. To possess a gun with the serial number removed is very suspicious – the possessor has something to hide. To posess a car which in effect is not registered anywhere is equally dodgy. Almost every country in the world requires their residents to register their cars, how else can the drivers be held accountable? Some Brits still decide to operate outside the law & just because they have not been caught feel that it’s OK to continue to do so. I wonder if Fred West, after his first murders, felt that as he had not been caught it was OK to continue?
If you know the law & comply, ignore this post – it does not apply to you. It is aimed as a “heads up” to those who don’t comply that the gendarmes are checking & that they ARE confiscating unregistered cars.
I’m just passing on the information.