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Old 05 January 2010, 16:54   #11
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The answer is simple. Remove the target and let the police get on with what the public and they really want them to do, investigatine real crime and making our homes and businesses a safer place.
PS I promise that in future I will not be this serious again.
Unlike the local plod which is stopping people from bagging salt to carry up the road to clear it. Its not for "personal use" apparently.
Fecking jobsworth.
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Old 06 January 2010, 07:41   #12
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I have a friend who uses a van for towing (under 3500kg) and he has been pulled in by VOSA a few times. They contradict themselves each and every time, not convinced they are sure of the rules themselves.....
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Old 08 January 2010, 08:01   #13
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Blimey, you dragged this one up from the depths!!! (check the OP date!)

I looked into this last year: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28857

As far as I can make out, if the trailer ULW is under 1020kg then it's classed as a 'small' trailer, and NOT counted for the purposes of calculating the GTW. This means that unless the tow vehicle is over 3500kg, then you DON'T need a tacho/op licence for towing (most) boat trailers.

Also, dual purpose vehicles (i.e. 4 wheel drives with at least 4 seats and under 2040kg ULW) are exempt from the op licence regs.
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wow the brackets are back! Nice to see you on here Keith.

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Oh performance indicators! I remember them well. Nothing about doing the real job more a case of brownie points for working with other agencies etc etc . Doesnt get the job done but good for ingratiating yourselve with management and improves promotion chances

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Blimey, you dragged this one up from the depths!!! (check the OP date!)
just noticed that...
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aaargh-just replied to a post from 2001 --which I sorta read as 2010. Now I know why they gave early retirement -it was just before I became a complete liability (or just after depending on your point of view!)
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just replied to a post from 2001 --which I sorta read as 2010.

nyne lorng yeers an nuffinks chaynjed.

yorr stil torkin bollux

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yup - good thing is lotsa people pay me to talk bollox.
anyways its probably sommat to do with that bottle of drambui in a certain drinkin establishment wot some folk on here reckon was theirs-hic
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yup - good thing is lotsa people pay me to talk bollox.
anyways its probably sommat to do with that bottle of drambui in a certain drinkin establishment wot some folk on here reckon was theirs-hic

ohhhhh Drambui........
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Just to clarfiy a few points, as I have been doing a lot of research on this recently:

1. Any vehicle and trailer where the combined GVWs exceed 3500kg used commercially requires a tachograph.

2. Any vehicle and trailer where the combined GVWs exceed 3500kg (the weight of any trailer not more than 1020 kg unladen weight being discounted) used commercially requires a operators licence.

In practice, this means that almost everyone towing commercially (even if only towing an empty trailer) requires a tachograph. Depending on what is being towed (a tripple axle boat trailer for example could easily have a ULW over 1020kg) a operators licence will also be required.

The penalties for non compliance are harsh, including a 5000 fine and having the vehicle impounded and crushed.
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