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Rog last won the day on May 6 2018

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  1. That's a very good point except most if not all UK insurance policies expressly include the island
  2. Actually, yes. This is a difficult subject that isn't as straightforward as it might seem at first sight. It also has the potential to cause one hell of change where taking a Manx registered car or van or motorbike to the UK. Anyhoo how about we wait until there's a response from the UK DoT.
  3. Thankfully yes. But apparently it was a close run thing. Colon? I've been left with a semicolon!
  4. Youre right. I don't care what shit I cause you lot,. What I DO care about care about is the prospect of a manx vehicle having a mechanical failure take place that that caused a pile up on our roads either as the result of a catastrophic failure, or performance that had deteriorated over time but would have been picked up by an MOT like test. Anyway the balls started rolling. It's now up to the UK government department of transport to make the call. The next meeting at an appropriate level to discuss this is in 20 days.
  5. No, I was seriously ill, had bits cut out, replumbed, and re-emerged.
  6. No. I really do believe that you and others are missing a crucial point, that across the EU there is a requirement for vehicles to comply with the laws and that within the EU includes a periodic inspection. It means that as far as registration and VED and of course appropriate insurance Vienna applies. However where the island falls short is periodic inspection. In some ways it is like the VAT issue where for years the UK treasury weren't aware that excess rebate was being paid to the island until one day it all emerged and the situation that had just gone by was jumped on. As for calling bullshit, all I have is confirmation of my texts and being told that the whole issue was being escallated so far through three levels and counting.
  7. Look, this is a "biggie". If I'm right then it will have far reaching implications for vehicles registered on the island that have not passed the MOT or equivalent entering the UK from the island, probably for vehicles on the island before long.
  8. Sorry John, wrong. Homologation simply means aligning of standards such that they match an overall requirement. In this case testing of vehicles to achieve the same fitness to be on public roads. Also nothing to do with Vienna. As to when a state decides when a fitness for use on public roads is concerned or the validity of such certification is immaterial what is material, is that when a vehicle crosses between member states it's fitness for use is valid. In the case of vehicles from the island no such tests have been undertaken which means that it meet the legal requirements to be permitted to be used on our public roads. What is also a fact is that from May 2018 the periodic test applied by each member state covers the same things.
  9. Time and the DVSA will tell.
  10. A vehicle is legal on UK roads if it is legal in its home jurisdiction and the taxation time limits have not been passed. Absolutely but if an annual inspection to the (now) EU standardised test is part of the the requirements in the home country has not been met then it can not be "legal" in its own country.
  11. No, In this case it's the standardisation of the periodic inspection of motor vehicles. The vehicle specs are a seperate matter as is the importation of vehicles. This is turning out to be fun because every indication is that it's a matter that has never seen the light of day before now and it's being taken very seriously.
  12. That is a seperate issue. In the EU part of the registration process for a vehicle is that the vehicle must pass a formal inspection. Because the scope of the inspection across the EU is now homolagted as from 28th May 2018 in essence passing an annual test in the UK is equivalent to passing (for example) the TÜV etc. which means that there is no problem. The problem comes when a non UK registered car that has NOT passed an equivalent test that is now equivalent to the UK MOT test enters the UK.
  13. The plot gets even thicker. I've had a reply from the DVSA who have confirmed that thus far this issue had not cropped up but was now getting urgent attention.
  14. Certainly all private vehicles meaning cars, vans, motorcycles that fall within the dates that an MOT is required- unless you know otherwise?
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