Some people never learn

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by sospan, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Last night a van was parked in my street which I hadn't seen before. It raised my suspicions and ran it thorough a check, not insured!

    It turns out it is my next door neighbours van whom has in the last 5 years had 4 vehicles seized for no insurance, tax, mot etc. He is also been pulled for driving his car with two of its tyres showing the steel braid through the tread and wasn't concerned even though his kids were in the car. Same guy pulled in his firms van with the kids siting on the tools boxes and materials in the back. Several incidents involving alcohol and substance, yet the next morning goes off goes back to work as an domestic and industrial electrician even though he is probably unfit to do anything safely.

    So a report has gone in and he will be visited today and hopefully his vehicle removed again.
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  2. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Let's hope it's escalated this time, ideally with a driving ban.
  3. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Got to be close to a ban. Twice with no insurance will normally take you over.
  4. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    I have a doubt he even has a licence or is medically fit to drive.

    The only thing that will stop people like him is the threat of a custodial spell.
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  5. b4xtr

    b4xtr Active Member

    out of interest, what checks can you make Re insurance ??
  6. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

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  7. Lanc

    Lanc Active Member

    1) Do you do insurance checks on every car/van that you've not seen in your street before? So, does this mean we can all find out if any vehicle we happen to see in a street/road is insured. I thought only a police officer was able to do that (and he needs a justifiable reason to make such a request on the police computer system).
    2) You say, "A report has gone in" - is this by you, or someone else, and is it direct to the police?
    3) You are obviously very knowledgeable about your neighbour's 'indiscretions' of the past - almost sounding a little obsessive if I'm honest.
    4) I presume he will become aware of who is 'shopping' him - hope your evidence is pretty watertight ( and obtained legally).....!!
  8. blarblarblarblar

    blarblarblarblar Active Member

    Touched a nerve have we !
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  9. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    Not an industrial and domestic electrician with 2 kids are you by chance lanc,
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  10. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    1. Yes. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Not obsessive, Know all about his history from driving, drug taking to tax avoidance
    4. Yes. Yes
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes, Lanc is sospans neighbour!:p
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  12. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    For a fee you can check any vehicle is insured, your mate Blair introduced that little nougat.
  13. Lanc

    Lanc Active Member

    Wonder if you like the way his nougat tastes?? Clue: Think of the Klondyke!!
    Never voted Labour in my life, Blair was a disaster

    Nerves? Who, me? I would have thought it'd take more nerve to make judgements about others, so randomly.

    Nope, but I've had plenty of them following my designs and specs, if that helps!

    Thanks for the conciseness of your responses.
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  14. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    You can check for free online whether any vehicle is insured as long as you ignore data protection law.
  15. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    I think, to be fair Lancs, Sospan has full justification for checking out his highly dodgy neighbour.

    These are not trivial issues, and the guy does seemingly have repeated 'form'.

    And, as if it's anybody's business on here, I have since insured my van and put a couple of semi-worns on it.
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  16. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    It also depends on what you did in a previous life ;)
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  17. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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  18. Lanc

    Lanc Active Member

    I don't doubt that, but it made me feel a tad discomfited at the 'so-called' detail that sospan seems to put forward - even to the extent of pronouncing on his medical fitness to drive. That's what makes me feel uneasy about all this, and why I used the term 'obsessive'.

    sospan has obviously watched events for a five year period, and I find it hard to believe the neighbour is not 'well known' to the local constabulary, already. From the so-called catalogue of his neighbour's misdeeds, I'm amazed he's not already been sorted out. (Unless the neighbour is a policeman, himself, of course!).

    The man probably did need reporting, and should be, but not by posting on an open forum before and until he has been convicted, surely?
  19. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Fair do's, Lancs, and I hate it when folk resort to actually naming people who have done them wrong, as often happens on Facebook, for example. (Our local 'selling' page on FB has regular pics taken of folk who is claimed have tried a 'fast one'. Always a one-sided story - really unpleasant. Worse still is the readiness of others to jump in all call them allsorts. I mean, all sorts. :( )

    In this case, tho', Sos hasn't named or 'exposed' the individual in any way.
  20. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    I wondered when that would come out. I suspect that not everyone realised what your day job used to be....

    I have little sympathy for those that get caught (or shopped) if they're not following 'the rules'. We might not all agree with 'the rules' but they are what have been democratically determined. There will occasionally be extenuating circumstances and that's why we have an independent judiciary.

    We also have a responsibility as members of society to report our suspicions in my opinion. That said, we must use our judgement as to the seriousness of what we believe to be wrong. Putting the incorrect materials in the recycling bin is one thing, driving under the influence however.......
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