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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:18

Well my cars going to be coming home, so me and Nick can do the audio, saves me a few days in transfering tools i need/cleaning up and putting tools away, that ill have to do when its at mu nans

Is there any laws on it,

IE:
Does the person in the towed car have to have a license
Does the car have to have MOT or tax

Just incase we come across a police man, and they see me in the polo :/

Thanks Luke
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keith_lemon
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:20

yes
yes
yes
yes
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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:21

Ok, so what are these laws anyone shed some light ?
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xkarinx
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:21

luke the person in the car has to have a licence

and if the car has no tax or mot it has to be moved on an a frame i.e. you cant just tow it, youd have to have it moved properly(recovery truck, blah blah)

thats if you wanna do it all above board and that like

jay
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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:23

Ok thanks Jay, will discuss it later with my dad

What about a mechanic moving it ?
My uncles is a registered mechanic, just doesnt work in the industry no more Sad
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Chris_Irish
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:24

Doesnt matter about being a registered mech.

If it isn't too far away I'd just drive it and hope for the best Twisted Evil
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keith_lemon
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:24

yes there are laws

car should not be on the road without tax insurance and mot it is exempt from mot if enroute to mot station or a venue where repairs can be undertaken by a professional for mot (ie mot station)

basically if you want to do it legally it will have to be uplifted - if your going to be a scally you may aswell just drive it as the penalty will be the same.

and anyone in charge of a vehicle must have a licence to drive said vehicle.


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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:26

its a 5minute drive, just often police around the area

Has been done before at 3:30 AM by my step dad, but this time with it missing a bumper/slam pannel half the door in primer, gives it more attention to be pulled over, may see if i can find anyone with a trailer Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:43

also i`m sure your not allowed to tow with a rope any more needs to be a bar
check it out
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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:44

Yeah knew about the bar thing, i can get one of them, Know a few people with them
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 18:51

ropes are perfectly acceptable to a place of safety, very short distance - bars are basically the same rules but in the eyes of the law they seem better.

A frames for legal cars are fine, ie a recovery - for an illegal (off the road car) not legal, even if most say they " are just a trailor", yeah right a trailor over 750kgs need inertia brakes.... all of those motor homes towing unbraked "non towcars" are effectively breaking the law.
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 19:30

Done it a few times, its not in any way legal to do but was the easiest thing at the time Suspect half the time the car being towed was running under its own power and just had a long rope attached to the car in front for the appearance of being towed should we see a copper. both my Kia's came home like this from about 20 miles away with no issues, but this was a few years back before they got anal about everything.

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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 19:46

Please dont tell me, they were kia pride's ?? pale lol. Not sure if all of the above can be overcome with trade plates. Sure you can, but knowing sumone with trade plates is another matter. I'll be attempting the same procedure in the next couple of days with my corrado, im gunna just boot it home with sumone infront an behind me, and keep my fingers crossed.
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 20:51

i towed with an a frame that i bought, ex R.A.C with braking mecs that fits on the towed car brake pedal..with no problems,.
first car i towed with it was the 6n polo we have, that came from Brighton down south.
second... mk3 golf from sunderland.
third.. mk2 jetta from kent
fourth.. B3 passet from derby
local rs1800
mk4 astra sport
1974 bay camper
never got pulled.
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyFri Sep 18 2009, 20:57

OwainMK1 wrote:
Please dont tell me, they were kia pride's ?? pale lol. Not sure if all of the above can be overcome with trade plates. Sure you can, but knowing sumone with trade plates is another matter. I'll be attempting the same procedure in the next couple of days with my corrado, im gunna just boot it home with sumone infront an behind me, and keep my fingers crossed.

Ye they were, BUT one was supercharged Twisted Evil with a shiznit shell and the other had a good shell but dead engine, it used a prototype mazda unleaded engine (in 1994 mazda 121's still used Leaded), and the original dealer did it up as a "show" car and modded it to run a charger.

I ended up almost killing myself on the test run in the old shell when i floored it in 4th and lost all grip on the road and ditched. Laughing the 2nd shell fared a better until the engine came to an end with a terminal charger failure that took out the block, driveshaft, steering, brakes and part of the drivers foot well, it also left part of the scroll embedded in the track, fooking scary shiznit at 100+MPH with no warning.

I should have a pic of the aftermath on one of my old PC's will have a look for it.

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McLOVIN - RE: Polo Show 2011 - There was a ginger alert at the gate?? Man that place is well ahead of the times, next they'll be installing gas fittings into the shower heads in the gingers showers...

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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptySun Sep 20 2009, 21:55

Give me a shout if you need it shifting legally, got an front wheel uplift trailer for shifting cars and 4 wheel drive for towing it. My number is 07983507692
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Luke_MK1
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptySun Sep 20 2009, 21:57

Will talk it over with my dad when we go and pcik my front bumper up, its literally going 5 minutes to my home
then Two weeks later a further 5 minutes to my dads, so will most likely do a 3-4AM move like last time
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alanpoy85
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyMon Sep 21 2009, 15:47

Surely towing a car at stupid o'clock in the morning is more suspicious than doing it in the daytime? Just my thoughts, could well be wrong Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyMon Sep 21 2009, 17:14

with me in the polo Wink
Daytime where the car is at the moment, have police lined up and down the road due to the high school 100 yards down the road, at night police take regular drive pasts up untill 10PM due to the park and all weather Smile

Ive thought it through
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyMon Sep 21 2009, 19:02

yeah but they are looking for young fucks damaging shiznit - aslong as the car looks roadworthy and they dont have ANRP on board youll (cough ur old man) be ok - c`mon out of the drive 100 yards turn right - 300 yards turn left - 100 yards turn right - 700 yards turn left and there it is!!!!!

but in all honesty you dont want to be behind the wheel!
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PostSubject: Re: Car being towed   Car being towed EmptyTue Sep 22 2009, 10:09

Fair play then. I know around here anyone towing a car at 3 in the morning would be stopped within the first 100 yard.s
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