|| From Airstrip One to MegaCity One
||Aug. 15th, 2006 09:13 am|
Can't even find the anger to comment.
Powers to tackle "the yob driver": those repeatedly stopped in an unregistered car with no insurance, no driving licence or MOT, could face immediate seizure of the car which would be crushed.
"Hello, is that the police? My car has been stolen overnight."
"Ah yes sir, we caught the thief last night. We found that the car wasn't registered to him, so we had it crushed. Have a nice day."
A former colleague of mine had her car crushed while she was on honeymoon for a fortnight. It was parked outside her flat, but someone on the estate said that it didn't belong to anyone who lived there and had been dumped. The estate management didn't do anything like checking DVLA registered address details, and just towed and crushed it.
What is this obsession with crushing vehicles? Mini motorbikes I can kinda understand since there are far too many of them and the legal and sensible uses of such things must be minimal, but it surely can't be an eco-friendly way of taking a car away from someone. Well it might be if that car wasn't going to be replaced by a brand new one off the production line, but I somehow doubt that...
I'm just seeing the car equivalent of Cambridge police's recovered-bike-auction. Goodness knows where they'd put them all, though.
"The next lot is this charming white Ford, '97 registration, 2 careful owners and one guy who nicked it for a getaway vehicle. Do I hear £5 starting bid?"