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Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« on: March 03, 2012, 06:04:27 pm »
That is why I was stopped today.
What a pointless waste of my money, cos I pay his wages through my taxes.

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 06:14:27 pm »
Come live in kuwait, no taxes here. ::)

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 06:24:51 pm »
Are there any policemen there?

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 06:26:07 pm »
Yes, but they are not really bad.

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 06:31:41 pm »
I read the yes part.
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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 06:33:57 pm »
Yes, they are allowed to as far as I know.

Come to UAE, no tax. :D
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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 06:38:57 pm »
The police should not not be allowed to stop you unless there is suspicion you are commiting a crime.
In the UK they have all numberplate recognition stuff so they do all sorts of checks before they stop you.
And what they got today was
'not wanted for anything.
car is insured, taxed and legal.
driver victim of crime in past month'
On that basis they wasted my time.

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012, 06:43:55 pm »
But they're allowed to stop you if your car is REALLY old; that's when they take the car away for safety reasons.

But of course, if they insured your car I dunno why else did they stop you. ::)
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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 06:47:03 pm »
Really old cars are legal.
I can be charged for wasting police time over here.
Why can't the police be charged for wasting police time?
We should be allowed to arrest the police for wasting police time.

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 06:53:11 pm »
Really old cars in good condition are legal.
Old, and bad condition, they will have to stop you. it's the same in all everywhere.

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 06:57:01 pm »
My car is an old car in bad condition
http://www.astarmathsandphysics.com/blog/police-made-me-tie-up-my-car-with-string-before-they-would-let-me-drive-it/
A couple of things have broken since then
But is still legal

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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012, 08:20:29 pm »
It's such a cute car. :D
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Re: Are the Police Allowed to Stop You Cos You're Car is Old?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 09:46:38 pm »
Yes and will take a few more dents before it dies.