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    Redbidet
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    @sallybooth wrote:

    I am not flouting the law as you like to put it, as far as I and hundreds of others are concerned we are legal. The only reason I know it would not be in UK is because it would not have an MOT! I have no objections to having french plates at all and will do when someone (I shall ask Gendarmes) knows the legal requirement, as I say at the moment even Insurance Companies say it is legal as to the CT centre.

    You would not be legal in the UK ,not just an MOT.

    You would have no vehicle excise licence( road tax) and be unable to obtain one.

    because

    Your insurance does not comply with the requirements of the Road Traffic Act in relation to insurance ( your insurance coy is not a member of the MBA)

    So no insurance, no MOT, no road tax


    #950340
    AnOther
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    @sallybooth wrote:

    My car has a COC from BMW, plus french insurance, plus a CT……
    So why don’t you take the final step and become legal ?
    Couldn’t be to avoid getting caught by speed cameras could it :-^

    as far as I and hundreds of others are concerned we are legal……
    Then you are all fooling yourselves, I think – therefore I am, interesting approach :roll:

    when someone (I shall ask Gendarmes) knows the legal requirement……
    Lets hope you don’t ask one of the many who still insist that you have to change your UK licence for a French one if you:

    Live in France
    or
    after 6 months
    or
    after one year

    Take your pick.


    #950341
    cardi
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    @another wrote:

    Why bother listening to stories when the rules are crystal clear ?

    Is this some kind of joke?


    Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem. Orson Welles

    #950342
    AnOther
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    Why, are you saying they are not ?


    #950343
    sheldonrobbo
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    Lots of people seem to come up with the fact that there insurance company says they are legally covered. I wonder how many actually have that in writing.

    sheldon


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    Chanceux
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    @jds wrote:

    @yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:

    @fm12 wrote:

    yorkiedownsouthwest wrote:

    Don’t need to be an (or the) insurer to know as any insurance policy is only valid if the insured vehicle and driver is in compliance with the rules and laws of the country in which it is registered. In this case, the campingcar clearly is not as it has been out of the UK for 4 years so has no RFL or an MOT and, to avoid an immediate penalty for failing to tax it, will have been either registered permanently exported (unlikely) or declared SORN (highly likely), so however you look at it any insurance on that vehicle is immediately null and void.

    One word

    B*****t :D
    B


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    vwpowered
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    now if this can be registered then anything can


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    My car has a COC from BMW, plus french insurance, plus a CT – Last time my car had the CT I asked about the english plate that I still have on my car, I was assured it was not a problem as having the CT on the car means it is actually registered in the system, but that I have just not paid for a french plate, if that makes sense. Yes, and before anyone says I know I could not take it to UK and drive it.

    :?:? Why don’t you just take all the paperwork along to the sous-prefecture and get plated then? I really don’t understand as you are NOT legal in France until you have French immatriculation. You live and work here so why don’t you want to be legal, look professional, blend in etc etc? Why take notice of your insurance company (which one is it by the way, as everyone I know is given monthly temp cover until they reregister?), and the CT guy?

    Maybe this a Charente myth. Judging by the hundreds of UK plated vehicles on the roads there (including many huge, expensive to register, gas guzzlers)….I wouldn’t be surprised :roll:

    I take it that you applied the bits of UK law that suited you and ignored the rest when you lived there?


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    @sallybooth wrote:

    redbidet – I had this info from the CT station and my insurance company

    For the record When I first imported my uk car here, my ins. co, gave me temporary cover ( for 3 months I think) and said that I HAD to re register within that time to get full cover. I’d like to think that is correct, although I know of other people who are still driving around on uk plates after several years, so other companies must still be issuing cover.
    I much prefer to have French plates, something to do with the integration thing!!!


    Far an taine ‘n abhainn, ’s ann as mo a fuaim.

    #950348
    Redbidet
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    @flash666 wrote:


    I much prefer to have French plates, something to do with the integration thing!!!

    I much prefer to have French plates ,something to do with being legal thing :wink:


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    The point I was trying to make. Maybe I should have used “legal” instead of “correct”. I know what I meant but we can’t all be perfect.


    Far an taine ‘n abhainn, ’s ann as mo a fuaim.

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    @flash666 wrote:

    I much prefer to have French plates, something to do with the integration thing!!!

    A while back I saw a Porsche Carrera, parked up in a town in Normandy, still on UK plates (no tax of course) but the plates weren’t in the UK format, can’t remember the number but say it was P444 ABC it was split up something like P4-44A-BC. There wasn’t a GB plate anywhere on the car, the rear plate wasn’t black on yellow and the lettering was the same style as you get on French plates. What story they would have told to the gendarmes if they’d been stopped, goodness knows. :roll: But I expect they’d somehow managed to convince themselves that there was absolutely nothing wrong in doing that.


    #950351
    beegee
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    Number plates were introduced for cars over a hundred years ago to enable the law enforcement agencies to track down a vehicle and driver which had been involved in contravention of the law, be it civil, criminal or traffic related. The French system does not contain records of UK registration numbers for this purpose.
    I can only think that those who do not follow the rules intend to practice law-breaking in one or all of the above areas whilst proclaiming that they have a few pieces of paper, which, under the circumstances are probably worthless.
    It seems to go along with not learning French, working on the black etc., etc..
    In my view, the sooner they are taken to task the better.


    BeeGee

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    @vwpowered wrote:

    now if this can be registered then anything can

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3DrQucU7pE

    I enjoyed the video of the Kevmobile Renault 5 Turbo2 (not) and loved this comment:

    great song, good bodywork skills,w**k car, what a waste of your tallent,

    It shows the inequalities of the systems in each country when monsieur Kev cannot legally fit a body kit or even change his wheels for a different size in France and has to go to length of having a UK registration to get away with it.


    #950353
    AnOther
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    I think the point was that in the end it was French registered.

    With a friendly CT man lots of things are possible :wink:


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