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Driving License turnaround time after speeding ticket.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by molee, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Used to be part of my weekly commute for a summer, Harwich to Exeter 300 miles.

    Sometimes 8 hours down on a Friday, usually just under three hours home leaving 3am on Monday with one petrol stop.

    Before those annoying limits and cameras.
  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    My nephew had his car seized for the same reason. Bastards just left him in wildest Salford with no means of transport. Fully insured but computer said no. It even cost him to get the car out of the pound. No apology, no nothing.
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    If you apply on line for renewal they remove certain categories. The application says if you want to keep them you have to apply on paper
  4. molee

    molee pfm Member

    I think that's the case with most of them.
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    Is he BAME?
  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  7. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    Only reason I asked was that usually in these cases (according to those 'police stop' telly programmes - which I never watch, they're just on in the background, honest) the usual procedure would be to contact the driver's insurance company by phone at the roadside, for confirmation of his insurance status. It's not uncommon for the insurance database to be out of date.

    So that sort of unreasonable treatment smelt a bit like what might happen if he was black, not white and middle class.
  8. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    This was actually some time ago, before you could renew on line I think.

    What happened to him never seemed right to me, but he'd practically given up riding by then and wasn't too fussed, so just let it go.
  9. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    [QUOTE="molee, pos had it shipped out to him in Australia. It gets ridden quite regularly, though I believe it's been known to breakdown so confined to urban trips now :).
  10. unclefz

    unclefz pfm Member

  11. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    On the basis of what you have said, that would have been worthy of complaining.
  12. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    I thought pink paper suited our new rainbow culture..
  13. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Better to say you were late for a party at No10 Downing St.
    Tony Lockhart likes this.
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I sent my form back to them on 22 December challenging the “driving while uninsured” penalty notice and a response came back yesterday, 14 January. I eagerly opened it and all it said was:

    “Given the information you have provided, we will investigate the matter further . We will write to you as soon as those investigations are done”

    Enforcement Officer
    Sent unsigned.

    I sent my V5c at the same time to update my address so hope that doesn’t get lost in their system. ISTM the person who replied could have checked the enclosed insurance certificate, opened the national database and closed the matter there and then for the sake of what, 30 seconds extra work?

    A virus now resembling the common cold appears to have brought the country to its knees. You get the feeling a lot of organisations are hiding behind the excuse. Interestingly businesses who want to sell you stuff are in the majority of cases working at normal speed and efficiency.
    dweezil likes this.
  15. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    Oh, one of those new ones. Don't you have a little red booklet?
  16. molee

    molee pfm Member

    OK everyone, you can all breathe easy again. My card license, with no categories redacted, arrived back this morning after about 3 weeks. I love the little icons of various modes of transportation on the back, all very Gerd Arntz. And it doesn't explicitly state that I am not allowed to drive a space shuttle so all good.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and TheDecameron like this.

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