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Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
I assume that this was an automated camera. I wonder what stance the police would take with a check and stop? Would you be so lucky to actually get home or would the vehicle be immediately seized leaving you beside the road. (I believe that no tax, in the eyes of the police, is no insurance so vehicle is instantly impounded.)
I have supported your stance throughout this thread but suspect a police officer on a bad day (some even on a good day) could get really stubborn over this.
After standing your ground you would, no doubt, get any seizure overruled but that wouldn't help on the day you are stuck beside the road! It would also be an interesting and, no doubt, drawn out claim for the compensation for being collected, travel costs and then costs to return and recover the vehicle from the pound. Or, if the vehicle is cheap, see where they go with compensation via small claims court for a crushed car.