Author Topic: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?  (Read 473 times)

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I've recently read, cannot remember if it was here. That a UK breakdown service, (might have been Green Flag) refused a recovery because the vehicle did not have a current MOT vehicle test certificate. Despite explaining to the operative that the vehicle no longer was required to have the annual test they refused to handle it. I have been worrying about this so I just called the AA. The AA assure me that as long as the vehicle is in a legally roadworthy condition they will deal with it.  Maybe you should all check with your recovery service.

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #1 on: 24.06. 2019 14:37 »
Whether a vehicle has a valid MOT or not should be no concern of a recovery firm. Wonder if all their foreign drivers have a valid driving licence?
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #2 on: 24.06. 2019 14:46 »

 If your 'recovery vehicles' are just a scummy tilt-tray like here, tell 'em it's a custom shipping container *smile*.....I bet they wouldn't shirk at running around in their spare time removing unused un-mOT'd/unrego'd vehicles to take to the scrap yard for quick cash*bash*
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #3 on: 24.06. 2019 16:31 »
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Wonder if all their foreign drivers have a valid driving licence?

And of course, ALL uk drivers have valid licence, insurance, mot - I think not
 so many documentary  police series on TV these days prove otherwise and so many drivers driving cars they've only had for a week or so bought of a bloke they met in a pub (can't recall his name officer) or driving a mate's car (sorry can't recall his name either officer) and don't know why my insurance has been cancelled officer
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #4 on: 25.06. 2019 09:05 »
Article on non MOT recovery pickup refusal was in the VMCC mag, advice from VMCC was to check your policy, mine's OK.

We do a speedwatch session once a week in our village and we find it rare that none of the reported registrations come back as non DVLA compliant on tax/MOT.
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #5 on: 25.06. 2019 09:48 »
Bit of a jobsworth here, or maybe his last day in the job.....

   All of the recovery drivers I have met  seemed to be very eager to get your pride and joy on that truck, almost the Dick Turpin style of persuasion, as with a broken down vehicle you are not really in a position to bargain. As for it not being roadworthy, even with a brand new MOT it will not comply with the rules and standards with the roof smacked in, no windscreen and the suspension ripped off after a major accident, and there seems to be no barrier to dragging those vehicles back to the compound.

Sav.. I can't get my head around your speedwatch results. Do you mean it is rare to find full compliance?

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 Additional. UK rules. Does your newly purchased non runner need to be insured for you to tow it back home? In other words would the forces of Law and Order consider it illegal on a tow rope, but OK on a towing dolly?

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #6 on: 25.06. 2019 10:54 »
Sav.. I can't get my head around your speedwatch results. Do you mean it is rare to find full compliance?
I thought it was just me being thick; I decided not to ask!  *smile*

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #7 on: 25.06. 2019 11:14 »
GB...Good to know at least someone else has had the same level of education. Still can't crack it, hope we get the simple answer soon. Sav is probably a Member of the Legal Profession, or even higher in the echelons of Government. The hackneyed phrase "I want to make this perfectly clear" comes to mind*

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 *For our overseas members, this or a similar phrase is regularly repeated by our elected representatives  whenever they are in a tight spot in an attempt to avoid blame when it hits the big fan.

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #8 on: 25.06. 2019 11:52 »
*For our overseas members, this or a similar phrase is regularly repeated by our elected representatives  whenever they are in a tight spot in an attempt to avoid blame when it hits the big fan.
Perfectly clear to me but be aware that I'm a regular viewer of "Have I got news for you" *smile*
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #9 on: 25.06. 2019 12:14 »
My favourite is 'lessons will be learnt' .... just before the same thing happens again.  Or 'we must move forward' ... meaning please forget about this huge cock-up. As they say, you can tell when a politician is lying by whether his lips are moving or not.
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #10 on: 25.06. 2019 13:56 »

 
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........The hackneyed phrase "I want to make this perfectly clear" comes to mind*

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 *For our overseas members, this or a similar phrase is regularly repeated by our elected representatives  whenever they are in a tight spot in an attempt to avoid blame when it hits the big fan.

 Don't worry- it's here, and "What I have to say .....'  *conf* is another regular prelude that must've been transported when your lot invaded here a few years ago.....
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #11 on: 25.06. 2019 16:57 »
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I'm a regular viewer of "Have I got news for you"

me too,if it hasn't been pulled
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #12 on: 25.06. 2019 17:18 »
So, have you all checked with your recovery service?

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #13 on: 25.06. 2019 20:28 »
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I'm a regular viewer of "Have I got news for you"

me too,if it hasn't been pulled

It used to be unmissable about ten years back, but I'd rather oil my bike chain than watch it now. Well past it's best.

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #14 on: 26.06. 2019 15:30 »
It was a spin off of the News Quiz from Radio 4 , Alan Coren used to be on both and at that stage it could be unmissable ,really good satire . now abit of a let down . 
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