Originally Posted by oxboy
thats not the point though.
It seems to be whenever the police are under any pressure they go out and persecute motorists
of course it's the point!
Firstly I don't think that the VOSA have an organised crime unit, murder squad or SWAT team so I don't see where putting the police under pressure affects VOSA income stream!
I do flout the odd traffc law mysel, but I have always been prepared to accept the punishment if I was caught. So when I decide to tow something that aint road legal if I lose my ticket then I don' winge cos it's only me that made me do it.
Sure it's a revenue stream for the (I believe) self funding VOSA so hit em where it hurts by having faultless trailers,
In the ten years I've been towing, I have lost two hubs on trailers, I can't imagine how much damage a 15 kilo wheel would do after crashing through a faily cars windscreen at a closing speed of 100 MPH.
If you were buying a trailer and the Hand brake lever was cracked you'd imediately try and chip the price down on the basis that the brakes weren't in tip top conditin. So what stops the VOSA guy from jumping to the same conclusion
Or if you pulled a double Axle traile with only three hubs left on it would you say that was OK or would you take it off the road.
I think it's as much a pain in the arse as the next guy but it's the deal in this country and I'd rather live here than in Iraq