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Old 02 December 2006, 18:55   #1
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I wonder how many people realise that you can quite legally drive in the UK with no insurance???
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I wonder how many people realise that you can quite legally drive in the UK with no insurance???
That's a complete misrepresentation of the fact. You can insure yourself if you have about £3million or so in cash. It's common practise for large companies.
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That's a complete misrepresentation of the fact. You can insure yourself if you have about £3million or so in cash. It's common practise for large companies.
Actually all you need is £15,000 - I was shocked it was so little - it wouldn't be difficult to cause a lot more damage than that!!!
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Actually all you need is £15,000 - I was shocked it was so little - it wouldn't be difficult to cause a lot more damage than that!!!
Are you sure? I think you are about 15 years out of date and will find that the security required is actually at least £500,000. Best to make sure your facts are correct before tolling out advice on the law.
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Are you sure? I think you are about 15 years out of date and will find that the security required is actually at least £500,000. Best to make sure your facts are correct before tolling out advice on the law.
I would hardly say I was giving "advice" on the law - it was something I came across a while ago and was stunned by how small an amount it was. From £15,000 to £500,000 is quite a jump!!!
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I would hardly say I was giving "advice" on the law
OK - how about "spouting shite about something you obviously know very little about" then?
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OK - how about "spouting shite about something you obviously know very little about" then?
Of course you immediately KNEW that it was £500,000 - for once I did NOT check Google - maybe I should - I was NOT spouting shit as you so eloquently put it - I just didn't realise the amount had been increased. Even I can't keep pace with the 12,000 new pieces of legislation brought in by our beloved leader!!!
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Of course you immediately KNEW that it was £500,000 - for once I did NOT check Google - maybe I should - I was NOT spouting shit as you so eloquently put it - I just didn't realise the amount had been increased. Even I can't keep pace with the 12,000 new pieces of legislation brought in by our beloved leader!!!
No I looked up the exact value. But I never said "I wonder how many people realise that you can quite legally drive in the UK with no insurance???" which seems to imply you had some knowledge that the "rest of us" didn't.

And you will find that this legislation change dates back to the ammendment of the Road Traffic Act in 1991 or 1992 - so has nothing to do with your nemesis.

And you were spouting shit. You either have to have insurance or put up a significant security which is in effect just another form of insurance. And as usual you have drifted completely off topic - for poor questioner who actually wanted to know the potential impact of putting a 7.5 HP engine on a transom rate for a 5.
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Wtf??

What's with all the rage lately? I know it's a little chilly to get the boats out but lets not try to rip each other to shreds.. Find a good woman to keep ya serviced would ya..

And if your not going to insure your sib, put the engine on it and go.. You'll figure it out in short order if you (&$)*(#ed up..

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What's with all the rage lately? I know it's a little chilly to get the boats out but lets not try to rip each other to shreds.. Find a good woman to keep ya serviced would ya..

And if your not going to insure your sib, put the engine on it and go.. You'll figure it out in short order if you (&$)*(#ed up..

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