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    "the only damage was a scrape to my bumper."

    you'd have to ask what she scraped it against, presumably a safety barrier or sign maintained by the Highways dpt.
    If she damaged their property then they have every right to claim the full cost of repair off her insurance do they not?

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    thats bang out of order ,this is what we SUPPOSEDLY pay road tax for to maintain the roads .

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplesi View Post
    thats bang out of order ,this is what we SUPPOSEDLY pay road tax for to maintain the roads .
    Road Tax was abolished in 1937, its replacement, VED, goes to help fund Junkies Methadone, Illegal immigrants and that Cash Cow AKA as the EU these days.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Road Tax was abolished in 1937, its replacement, VED, goes to help fund Junkies Methadone, Illegal immigrants and that Cash Cow AKA as the EU these days.....
    to true mate lol

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    In the incident, the driver did not break down, but was involved in an impact accident
    The third party is quite within their rights to claim for costs
    £3,000 is relatively cheap, when you consider the amount of time and work involved
    The invoice is then passed to the insurance company
    Looks to me like this driver did not report this accident to their insurance company, does not understand how the process works, or at worst did not have insurance (but as the Police attended this is unlikely)

    However, there are also costs if you just break down
    If the Police attend you can incur costs of £100, if you do not have break down cover, as they have a duty of care and will call out a recovery agent to remove the vehicle

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    sounds like these turds have come up with a new scam, similar to the car park ticket scams but worse. beware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    sounds like these turds have come up with a new scam
    This is nothing new, it is just a change to the process
    It has been normal practice for an invoice to be raised and sent to the Registered Keeper, if they have not been made aware of who the drivers insurance is
    Previously the road owner (previously the DfT or local authority) would contact the Police and obtain the Registered Keepers details, this is no longer permitted

    As an example in 1998 I had to investigate the report of an impact to road furniture at a roundabout in Edinburgh
    The Police had received a claim by the local authority for an accident, but the Police had not attended, for consideration of an insurance claim
    I had to trace the vehicle involved as the local authority had reported the matter to the Registered Keeper and they had responded that their vehicle had not been involved in an accident, and subsequently not reported to their insurance
    On conclusion the matter was referred back to the Police, and went to court, as I had managed to trace the bodyshop involved in carrying out the repair which matched the damage to the road furniture
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    I might rub a few people up the wrong way with this but the goverment take enough notes off me for being a motorist, id have to send a letter back stating "jog on, take it out my road tax fund". Just another scam and another way to hit motorist hard. Does this mean when we get burgled and the police turn up are we paying an hourly rate for their services!

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    She shoulnt foot the bill but the insurance company should,

    Its the same if you hit anything else.

    A friend hit a light pole and dented it. The bill was for about £900 for them to replace which he just passed on to his insurance company.

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