ollie wrote:IMHO the registration and insurance of vehicles in the UK must be extremely complicated. There seems to be plenty of examples on TV and in the news of illegal vehicles in the UK. It sounds like it needs a total rethink on the whole process.
guy wrote:Of course, if you have a just and practicable way to combine taxation (as in "nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin, 1817), 3rd party insurance (for compensation of the innocent) and the MOT (for road safety and environmental friendliness) in a single framework, I am sure the Coalition government would love to hear from you.
ollie wrote:It's combined in Australia. You pay, for cars older than 5 years to have a "Pink Slip" which is a road worthiness certification at authorised testers. That costs about $35. You go to an authorised "Green Slip" insurer for 3rd party insurance, this covers 3rd parties (ie people), in car accidents. Anywhere from $250+ depending on age and history. Then you go and pay a registration fee, about $300 again, where you either show the "Pink Slip" & "Green Slip" or they have been received by the Roads & Traffic Authority electronically. You get the coloured sticker to go with the registration plates and stick it on your car. It's pretty simple actually.
guy wrote:Nelz, you are being far too literal-minded. Go to the lingerie department of a large store and ask for a pink slip.
nelz wrote:To confuse things further, isn't a pink slip what you get when you lose your job in the US?
nelz wrote:guy wrote:Nelz, you are being far too literal-minded. Go to the lingerie department of a large store and ask for a pink slip.
Shall I tell them you sent me?
guy wrote:Of course, if you have a just and practicable way to combine ...
towy71 wrote:It might be easier if your MOT certificate is the number plate, no MOT, insurance or tax no number plate
Rhakios wrote:That would work for private motors, but not for company vehicles on bulk insurance policies, where insurance renewal dates are not the same as MOT test/tax dates.
In fact, due to the fact that once-upon-a-time my car was insured for me by my employer, my MOT and insurance renewal dates do not coincide. Rather handy really as it spreads the cost out a little and means I didn't have to rush to get a cover note when my tax needed renewing. Which is pretty much irrelevant now as it is so easy to get it all done automagically on-line.
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