Yesterday I reported the possibly of an abandoned car parked about 10 yards away from my house.The car has been there for the best part of two months now. The tax disc is still on the car and ran out in November. It is parked with two wheels on the pavement and two wheels on the road. The car is a 57 plate peugeot 207 and looks to be, externally at least, in good nick.
Out of interest I typed the reg into a Government site, surprise, surprise, it is not taxed, not MOT'd and is also not insured. I informed the police of this also and I was told they would look into it. They said that they would not be able to give me any details of the owner who I assumed was local.
I had a return call today back from the police saying that they were looking into it and were contacting the owner.... I asked if the owner was local and I was told yes, but they couldn't give out any more information. I then stated that as the car was illegally parked, had no tax, mot or insurance that I presumed the owner would be prosecuted, as any other motorist would be if stopped on a public road by the police....... There was a long pause and I was told that In the first instance they would give the owner a chance to rectify all the above before proceding anything further.
Very considerate of them I thought! The last time I drove 6 mph over the speed limit and was photographed by a camera, I ended up with 3 points and a fine!... My car by the was was fully taxed, insured and had a valid mot!..... I was a bit miffed to say the least!