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  1. U plates

    Interesting that the Audi is recorded as being manufactured in 2011.
  2. witness to an RTA

    If you want to return a further copy then get a "Proof of postage" at the Post Office. Free on demand. Might reassure you for the cost of a stamp
  3. New tax disc rules - new minefield

    Refund and taxing timescales have always been full months so no change
  4. New tax disc rules - new minefield

    No you are quite right. Several months ago I wrote to my MP about this and requested that he make representations to the appropriate departments to seek an increase in ANPR. He replied and confirmed that he would do so. I had this in mind although it seems rather obvious TBH.
  5. New tax disc rules - new minefield

    Firstly I would agree with the fuelduty and road tax being rolled into 1 in principle. Re reducing untaxed cars, I hope that would be a consequence by increasing the ANPR checking activity - which might just find other issues as well - and doing away with laser printed tax discs.
  6. New tax disc rules - new minefield

    Interesting changes, hopefully will reduce the number of untaxed cars running around. I would expect that the owner would have access to a DVLA record of tax paid but that is an assumption.
  7. Pulled over for wrong size tyres

    As 240 is within the range then I wouldn't get upset either. But the issue is not just the width, it is the rim size, wall profile and model ie same model with different engine sizes will have different tyre recommendations. And this remains as a serious question, "Safe" is a debatable term, hence the quote marks. Does the degree of stretching change the wear pattern? Does it alter the tread footprint on the road? What about the tyre pressures? Can the vehicle take the normal maximum load? I would not get in a car with tyres stretched 10% personally
  8. Pulled over for wrong size tyres

    Tyres that are outside the manufacturer's recommendations are unlikely to be accepted by an insurer, but there is an easy way to find out - phone them and advise the modification, I would certainly want there affirmative - if it comes - in writing. "Safe" is a debatable term, hence the quote marks. Does the degree of stretching change the wear pattern? Does it alter the tread footprint on the road? What about the tyre pressures? Can the vehicle take the normal maximum load?
  9. Pulled over for wrong size tyres

    If the modification to the standard specification has neither been notified to not agreed by the insurer then the insurer could cancel the insurance. I think that you are required to notify any modifications as they are installed and even if fitted at the time of purchase, should be acknowledged. Quite possible that insurance would be void. Would it be outrageous to suggest that a vehicle fitted with such stretched tyres might have been modified in other ways eg lowered suspension, splurty exhaust, darkened front windows etc that would be illegal and that the tyres would give reasonable cause to stop. I cannot see stretched tyres being appropriate for normal road use, whether "safe" or not in themselves. It seems that the only test will be a legal test .
  10. Driverless cars

    I have rarely heard of anything so daft and unnecessary.
  11. Pulled over for wrong size tyres

    Toyo wouldn't recommend it is enough for me, they make the tyre, test the tyre and, more to the point will have a recommended maximum wheel size. I obviously do not know what tyre you are using but, as an example, Proxes CF2: 195/60 R16 Approved Rim Width Range (inch) 5.5-6-7.0 You have to go to 225/45 R17 before an 8.5 Rim Width is shown as an approved width
  12. Pulled over for wrong size tyres

    Sounds like a bit of a stretch to use 195 on an 8.5 rim, 225 is only just wider than an 8.5 (which is 216mm). It might depend on the tyre manufacturers recommended sizing and, if outside of that recommendation, might result in an insurance issue or MoT fail
  13. No insurance seizure?

    Well that is the question. Is it an offence to leave a motorised, untaxed and presumably uninsured machine on the public road without the type of warning lights that a small skip would normally need?
  14. No insurance seizure?

    As a slight variation on this question, if a Council or anyone for that matter is undertaking work and parks and leaves overnight, a mini JCB type vehicle (red fuel, no registration plates) on the public road overnight, I assume that is an offence?
  15. Orange Police car?

    Lotus are supplying Police cars, the Lotus Evora powered by a 280bhp 3.5 litre V6 engine, that can hit 60mph in less than five seconds, the car will be used to patrol the 450 miles of motorway including the M6, M5, M42 and M6 Toll. It is not the first time police in the Midlands have used a Lotus to drive home the message of safe driving. In 1994, officers unveiled a 165mph Lotus Esprit S4 patrol car as part of a campaign to get young drivers to slow down.