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Residents 'shocked' to be fined for parking on pavements outside homes


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5 minutes ago, snowman said:

Go round some of the places built in the late 80's / early 90's. 

 

Some houses have got driveways big enough for one car, some will fit two, some fit three.

 

Complete planning fuck up

 

 

You only have to look at the size of a standard single garage that still get built with houses now, you can’t even get a modern car in it.

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8 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

MOT failure items aren’t necessarily dangerous or life threatening as such, it’s mostly working on worst case scenario. Things like rust within 30cm of a mounting point, bald tyres, leaking suspension, corroded brake lines, knackered seat belts, air bag lights, worn brakes/sized callipers, wheel bearings and a host of other things are only really going to affect you or someone else if you crash and what’s the chances of that happening? Chances are if you know your car is a bit ropey you’ll drive with that in mind, especially if you’re on a budget and struggling to put fuel in the car let alone worry about the maintenance costs.

Anyway its about parking, the additional expense of having an MOT would remove loads of vehicles off the road, especially those that sit unused/rarely used, it’s also an additional thing to sting those who leave their cars untaxed with, like a certain taxi driver who parks untaxed cars on the road around his house just to piss off the neighbours.

The UK are considering scrapping MOTs to ease the cost of living. 

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13 hours ago, Banker said:

In my private estate Theres a few on pavements even though most drives take 3/4 cars caused mainly by a huge camper vehicle which only moves 2/3 times per year

It's high time measures were taken to control the rash of camper vans on the island. For years the island restricted/banned towed caravans , but then along came motorised caravans called campers and the genie was out of the bottle.

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38 minutes ago, McCallig said:

It's high time measures were taken to control the rash of camper vans on the island. For years the island restricted/banned towed caravans , but then along came motorised caravans called campers and the genie was out of the bottle.

And in the meantime towed caravans are popping up all over the place ,if were not careful they will be the next blight on the landscape ,it wont be long before they become a problem at some of the islands beauty spots , where some weekend warriors seem to think they have squatters rights  on some publicly owned land , 

time it was properly controlled , 

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1 hour ago, McCallig said:

It's high time measures were taken to control the rash of camper vans on the island. For years the island restricted/banned towed caravans , but then along came motorised caravans called campers and the genie was out of the bottle.

A camper van is a van. I agree but the same applies to all the shirty old vans that are parked around the island. Never moving, sills rotting out of them. An ugly blight on our roads. An MOT would see them all scrapped. 

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

No they are not. That's incorrect. They are looking at widening the frequency between tests. Imo they won't change it. 

Actually, they have been talking about it for several years. Vehicles are a lot better built and more reliable these days, so they are thinking of going to every two years. AA are against it, but most other bodies are for it. The cost of living excuse could actually be the catalyst to bring it on. 

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14 minutes ago, tuono said:

I think it’s the inconsistency which is the issue really, no action for years then bang.  Does anyone know of the cops just issued FP’s or did they put some warnings on vehicles initially?

There were numerous warnings given out in radio, press, social media etc

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47 minutes ago, tuono said:

I think it’s the inconsistency which is the issue really, no action for years then bang.  Does anyone know of the cops just issued FP’s or did they put some warnings on vehicles initially?

They should count themselves lucky then that they haven't been fined previously. 

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4 hours ago, Happier diner said:

A camper van is a van. I agree but the same applies to all the shirty old vans that are parked around the island. Never moving, sills rotting out of them. An ugly blight on our roads. An MOT would see them all scrapped. 

No it wouldn't. If they aren't moving that implies they may not be taxed/ insured/ used/ operational,  therefore, there are already regulations to cover those situation which are not used, so what makes you believe that the powers that be would work a new set of regulations any better?

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1 hour ago, tuono said:

I think it’s the inconsistency which is the issue really, no action for years then bang.  Does anyone know of the cops just issued FP’s or did they put some warnings on vehicles initially?

The warning is that parking on a pavement could get you a ticket, do people need constant reminders to put up their parking disc or to renew their tax? 

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