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Uninsured car

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I had an incident with a car today. The incident was not the worst, but bad enough. (I will post it later). However, I have some suspicion that the vehicle in question was not taxed and possibly not insured. Is there any way that I can legally find this out? Can I ask the police to investigate this?

    The incident was not serious enough to report it directly, but I feel that even if I suspect that the car was not insured then I have a duty to report it.
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Vigilante!
     
  3. I think there's a web site for this, somebody will be along with the link shortly.
     
  4. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Vexatious or genuinely concerned ? Either way, the MIB cover uninsured losses against these drivers.

    Speak to the police if you want to make something of it !
     
  5. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Do you have it on video?

    you know you can get helmet cameras now for as little as........;):biggrin:
     
  6. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    2nded - apparantly in your area they'd like you to contact them in the 1st instance, rather than taking the law into your own hands. ;)

    :smile: :wacko:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Obviously I have no intention of taking the law into my own hands.

    It's just that I have a suspicion (fairly strong I might add). However, what would the police say if I said I had a suspicion and left it at that.

    If it turned out to be correct, I have video footage of the car being driven (dangerously) proving that the car was on the road uninsured.

    I suppose because I am saying I have a suspicion about this that there would be a problem posting the registration number?
     
  8. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
  9. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Hmmm. Just had a look. It would apparently be illegal for me to check on that site because I don't own and drive the car. Probably best to contact the police I suppose.
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Magnatom, your future ::::::::>> HERE
     
  11. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Read the disclaimer first before you make the declaration......
     
  12. domd1979

    domd1979 New Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    It only says its an offence to wrongfully obtain information without "reasonable cause". You could argue dangerous driving is "reasonable cause" to have a look...


     
  13. LLB

    LLB Guest


    Or here :biggrin:

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  14. trj977

    trj977 Über Member

    Location:
    London
  15. OP
    OP
    magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Thanks for that. It would seem that I was wrong and the car is properly taxed. Just as well!

    I may post the incident if I have time!