no_choice_now wrote: »
I now have no choice but to drive illegally!
I don't want to but I can't afford continuous insurance, I live miles away from a supermarket cheap enough for me to shop at. I have to drive, it's not feasible to walk. Before I used to buy day insurance twice a month as I could afford and do all my errands and shopping in one day. Now I simply have to SORN my car, but I can't stop using it.
Now if I get caught I will get my car confiscated. I won't be able to pay to get it back from the pound. I used to be entirely legal but now in the interests of the insurance companies making a few more bob I'm not going to be in that position.
Thanks government for shafting me that little bit more. I really needed that at the moment :(:(:(:(:(
lisyloo wrote: »
I'm not clear on the issue - is it fitness? too risk avers??? or carrying capacity?
For most adults a few miles should be about 15 mins and relatively easy going.
Carrying is easily solved with panniers and/or a rucksack.
Clearly cycling will not work for someone with health issues, but it certainly is a viable way to travel and get shopping.
For those that can't afford a car, it's not as simple as turning up your nose at other options, they have to look at alternatives and I accept that cycling won't work for everyone.
Perhaps a hybird option will work for some (does for me) when you get the heavy stuff once a month in a taxi and cycle for the lighter items.
Lift sharing was put forward as a serious suggestion as well.
There are websites to help people do this.
What is wrong with that suggestion may I ask???
I've done it for many years.
There are now websites where you can put in your details to find a match although I would have thought in a rural community you'd be better off going to the local shop/pub/church and just talking to people.
These were put forward as quite serious suggestions although I accept people with disabiities or health issues can't cycle.
This person might be getting by for now but at some stage they will need 4 tyres.
Paying for insurance, tax, depreciation, maintenance, seviceing, repairs, MOT, breakdown covers, fuel & parking, makes owning a vehicle not very money saving if you only do a few trips.
I expect this person is not paying much depreication or maintenance, but eventually they will have to fork out for something.
I have no axe to grind for people that can afford it, but those that don't can't afford to turn up their nose at other options.
There are many more people nowadays who cannot afford to run cars due to insurance.
robertru wrote: »
i have just bought a new car
my old car is for sale on my yard
obviously i swapped my insurance to my new car
my old car is taxed but not now insured
why should i have to insure my old car which is for sale
its a stupid law and so unfare
if i sorn it then anybody who wants to buy it cant simply insure and drive away
just another nail in the motorists coffin !!
ronangel wrote: »
you can change your insurance to your new car and ask them to leave temporary insurance cover on old car (costs small amount dependant on if full cover) until you sell it. ask for two weeks & you can cancel after sold or extend if you don’t probably up to one month, up to company.
Has the person thought about getting a moped (50cc) which can be driven on a car licence with no extra test
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