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    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 9th Jun 17, 2:35 PM
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    Best way to get illegal car shifted?
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:35 PM
    Best way to get illegal car shifted? 9th Jun 17 at 2:35 PM
    So there is a car parked awkwardly in my road (taking up two car's worth of spaces) which has no tax, MoT, or insurance. It's been there two weeks and is unlocked although being an automatic in (P)ark, it can't be moved easily. Tried jacks under wheels but still can't shift it; too much weight/friction on the jacks.
    Have reported it to DVLA and Council but nothing happens. I don't suppose the police are interested either. Any suggestions for expediting it's removal?
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    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 10th Jun 17, 10:56 AM
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    Distance isn't an issue for TWOC.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Fair enough. Even more of a reason to ignore the 'just shift it with a 4x4' or 'roll it into a hedge' advice that normally populates these threads, then.
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 10th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    Even if you nicked the car, hooned round the neighbourhood and then set it on fire I doubt the police would be interested.

    IMO it would be fairly low risk to just get in the car and sort the gear selector mechanism and give it a push.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 10th Jun 17, 12:52 PM
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    AndyMc.....
    If you think the law is applied fairly and evenly across these lands, then you're sadly mistaken.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    But it's down to incompetence rather than race.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 10th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
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    Get a V5 on it. Once that arrives get a log book loan. The car will be gone and you get some cash for it.
    This space for hire.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 10th Jun 17, 5:36 PM
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    But it's down to incompetence rather than race.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....

    It's down to politics and fear for one's job.

    The Police generally do a great job, but unfortunately they have to be careful if they want to stay off the dole queue.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 10th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    Summary: No there is no other authority to report it too.

    Local MP?
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 10th Jun 17, 7:54 PM
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    Call one of those trailer boys who buy scrap cars for cash and tell them you've lost keys and logbook. Somebody will take it away and see it scrapped.
    Take number plates off and radio out if you wish
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th Jun 17, 7:35 PM
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    AndyMc.....
    It's down to politics and fear for one's job.

    The Police generally do a great job, but unfortunately they have to be careful if they want to stay off the dole queue.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    You don't half talk some crap.
    • ossie
    • By ossie 11th Jun 17, 7:45 PM
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    https://www.fixmystreet.com/
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 15th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
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    EdGasketTheSecond
    Update
    Today an inspector from the council came round asking if anyone knew who owned the car. Of course we don't know. She said it would take two months for the car to be moved based on having no tax. If they could confirm it was abandoned it might be gone sooner but even then the last registered keeper has two weeks to reply to them plus there are other hoops to jump through down that route before it can be removed.

    However either by pure coincidence or because the council had in fact contacted the owner (sorry I don't know which), a flat bed truck turned up this afternoon and the driver claimed he was instructed by the owner to scrap the car. So now its gone!
    • Blackjack Davy
    • By Blackjack Davy 16th Jun 17, 12:03 PM
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    I was going to say report it to the council. They'll write to the guy saying either move it tax it or it'll be towed. I've reported a couple myself one got towed away.
    Blessed are the geeks, for they shall inherit the Internet.
    • kaya
    • By kaya 16th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    dvla seem very quick to clamp anything round here that is untaxed, have you tried reporting it to them?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 16th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    dvla seem very quick to clamp anything round here that is untaxed, have you tried reporting it to them?
    Originally posted by kaya
    Errrr, it's gone - see post #30
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