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(Daily Record (UK))   Bad: Man leaves for two weeks and comes back to find his car missing. Worse: Because of a DVLA loophole it was taken and scrapped. Fark: He's a barber named George Harrison   (dailyrecord.co.uk) divider line 72
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2012-04-15 01:44:01 PM  
Well, that's what he gets for parking in the White Album zone.
 
2012-04-15 01:52:01 PM  
My sweet lord, was he living in some sort of cracker box palace?
 
2012-04-15 02:18:31 PM  
You have 30 minutes to move your cube.
 
2012-04-15 02:22:29 PM  
www.collapseboard.com

A barber, you say? Bloody ironic, innit?
 
2012-04-15 02:34:56 PM  
Dear Journalist: WTF is a DVLA?
 
2012-04-15 02:45:55 PM  

actualhuman: Dear Journalist: WTF is a DVLA?


According to google DVLA = Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

U.K.'s version of the DMV.
 
2012-04-15 03:01:17 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: actualhuman: Dear Journalist: WTF is a DVLA?

According to google DVLA = Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

U.K.'s version of the DMV.


Cheers, I mostly just griping that they didn't feel the need to specify in TFA.
 
2012-04-15 03:06:18 PM  
"We were shocked to later hear from the police...".

See? It's all on the up-and-up.
 
2012-04-15 03:25:39 PM  
His car was scrapped because of a DVDA Law?

What, was he attempting it in the backseat or something?

I presume it was a big car to fit four grown men and a woman in the backseat.
 
2012-04-15 03:43:43 PM  
Sounds like the some of the similar shenanigans that goes on in Seattle. Park your car and go out of town, car gets towed and sold within 15 days before you get back, you lose car.
Link (new window)
 
2012-04-15 04:07:26 PM  
This is why all right thinking liberals know that any private property is a crime. Everything most go to the state.
 
2012-04-15 04:08:14 PM  
That article gave me a headache.
 
2012-04-15 04:08:34 PM  

Ed Finnerty: You have 30 minutes to move your cube.


DAMMIT

Beat me to it. Here's a pic

assets.portfolio.com
 
2012-04-15 04:12:25 PM  
It don't come easy
You know it don't come easy....


Right?
 
2012-04-15 04:14:17 PM  
Want this law fixed? Sit outside the legislative body's parking lot and start calling for cars to be scrapped.


// not that I'd encourage such behavior.
 
2012-04-15 04:15:46 PM  
Just when he had his mind set to get the car...he is blown away by the fact it was towed and scrapped....this is stuff they did not do all those years ago
 
2012-04-15 04:16:38 PM  
Was this his car?

www.ratewall.com
 
2012-04-15 04:16:45 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-15 04:16:51 PM  

OnlyM3: Want this law fixed? Sit outside the legislative body's parking lot and start calling for cars to be scrapped.


// not that I'd encourage such behavior.


Heh. Was going to make the same suggestion.
 
2012-04-15 04:20:38 PM  
hey hey hey, quiet down!.... ya wacky beatle....
 
2012-04-15 04:22:37 PM  
I didn't understand a lot of the terms. Did this happen in China?
 
2012-04-15 04:24:16 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: OnlyM3: Want this law fixed? Sit outside the legislative body's parking lot and start calling for cars to be scrapped.


// not that I'd encourage such behavior.

Heh. Was going to make the same suggestion.


Some cars used by legislators are leased and paid for by taxpayers.
Someone must accept responsibility for the scrapping and pay the victim.
 
2012-04-15 04:25:50 PM  

twiztedjustin: I didn't understand a lot of the terms. Did this happen in China?


This happened in Glasgow. Your confusion is normal.
 
2012-04-15 04:26:39 PM  
This seems a little suspicious to me. The government is in on a car theft and one of the party involved says;

A spokesman for IBP Vehicle Dismantlers said when a person does not possess a V5 registration document it asks them to fill out a form with their contact details before doing the job.

but the police come up with this for an approach to solving the crime;

A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: "We would appeal to anyone who may have seen the vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the area between November 3, 2011 and November 9, 2011 to contact Drumchapel Police Office on XXXXXXXXXXXX."

And there they set waiting for a development. Getting paid by the hour I presume.
 
2012-04-15 04:29:35 PM  
Was the car a Volkswagen Beatle?
 
2012-04-15 04:30:44 PM  
Sometimes, the only way to get any work is if you go DVLA.
 
2012-04-15 04:30:44 PM  
You had me at DVDA.
 
2012-04-15 04:31:01 PM  
While his hair dryer gently weeps...
 
2012-04-15 04:31:25 PM  

MoronLessOff: Sometimes, the only way to get any work is if you go DVLA.


Heh. Same reference, different joke.
 
2012-04-15 04:32:36 PM  

Dreamless: MoronLessOff: Sometimes, the only way to get any work is if you go DVLA.

Heh. Same reference, different joke.


Good enough for a simu-post if you ask me. MY FIRST!
 
2012-04-15 04:34:03 PM  
Does the barber have photographs of every head he's had the pleasure to have known?
 
2012-04-15 04:35:10 PM  

Dreamless: You had me at DVDA.


EVERYONE has had you at DVDA you whore
 
2012-04-15 04:36:52 PM  

sharkbeagle: This is why all right thinking liberals know that any private property is a crime. Everything most go to the state.


I don't think this is anything to do with the state - someone said 'that car over there is mine, and I want to sell it for scrap', the scrapyard didn't make them prove that they owned it, and as a result some random person took the money they paid for someone else's vehicle. The 'loophole' is that the DVLA didn't require the scrapyard to ask for paperwork.

You would have thought that they'd have been a little suspicious when the 'owner' didn't have the keys though.
 
2012-04-15 04:47:08 PM  

One Bad Apple: Dreamless: You had me at DVDA.

EVERYONE has had you at DVDA you whore


Given that I don't have a V, that might be tough. Still, funny.
 
2012-04-15 04:50:15 PM  

libranoelrose: That article gave me a headache.




Is writing

normal,

appropriately constructed

paragraphs

really

that hard

for some

article writers?

/This isn't even the worst example I've seen
//Sometimes it's because it's a verbatim transcript of a reporter's TV news broadcast, for which they couldn't be bothered to invest a few seconds' worth of editing.
 
2012-04-15 04:52:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: His car was scrapped because of a DVDA Law?

What, was he attempting it in the backseat or something?

I presume it was a big car to fit four grown men and a woman in the backseat.


It's normally done sequentially, first the V then the A, so you'd really only need a back seat big enough for three folks. You can run camera from the front passenger seat.
 
2012-04-15 05:00:45 PM  
I bet it was scrapped because some overly sensitive twit was offended by the car.
 
2012-04-15 05:04:12 PM  

Mock26: I bet it was scrapped because some overly sensitive twit was offended by the car.


You can't just drive something that other people might find offensive, or park in a way that is askance to their worldview you know.
 
2012-04-15 05:04:27 PM  

pjc51: sharkbeagle: This is why all right thinking liberals know that any private property is a crime. Everything most go to the state.

I don't think this is anything to do with the state - someone said 'that car over there is mine, and I want to sell it for scrap', the scrapyard didn't make them prove that they owned it, and as a result some random person took the money they paid for someone else's vehicle. The 'loophole' is that the DVLA didn't require the scrapyard to ask for paperwork.

You would have thought that they'd have been a little suspicious when the 'owner' didn't have the keys though.


Not really, there are lots of car auctions where the cars don't have keys. I've actually bought a few, cheap as chips, cars that were repos. Most had the window smashed and the ingition was hot wired. These car auctions weren't Arthur Daley's either, they were on lots that were run by various major car manufacturers.


That loophole needs to be closed. Years back I got a letter from the DVLA asking if I had sold my motorbike (not I hadn't, it was still parked outside my house). I was given around 3 weeks or so to reply, if I did not, the bike's docs would be transfered to the new owner. How farking retarded is that? What if I was on holiday or didn't see the letter?

Basically, I can in theory, fill in a form for the DVLA stating that I have lost paperwork for a car (which I do not legally own). As long as the person who owns the car does not reply to the DVLA (great if you know the victim is away on a long holiday), I can get the car registered in my name. It's legally mine.

/Mate of mine works for the DVLA
 
2012-04-15 05:09:02 PM  

weapon13: pjc51: sharkbeagle: This is why all right thinking liberals know that any private property is a crime. Everything most go to the state.

I don't think this is anything to do with the state - someone said 'that car over there is mine, and I want to sell it for scrap', the scrapyard didn't make them prove that they owned it, and as a result some random person took the money they paid for someone else's vehicle. The 'loophole' is that the DVLA didn't require the scrapyard to ask for paperwork.

You would have thought that they'd have been a little suspicious when the 'owner' didn't have the keys though.

Not really, there are lots of car auctions where the cars don't have keys. I've actually bought a few, cheap as chips, cars that were repos. Most had the window smashed and the ingition was hot wired. These car auctions weren't Arthur Daley's either, they were on lots that were run by various major car manufacturers.


That loophole needs to be closed. Years back I got a letter from the DVLA asking if I had sold my motorbike (not I hadn't, it was still parked outside my house). I was given around 3 weeks or so to reply, if I did not, the bike's docs would be transfered to the new owner. How farking retarded is that? What if I was on holiday or didn't see the letter?

Basically, I can in theory, fill in a form for the DVLA stating that I have lost paperwork for a car (which I do not legally own). As long as the person who owns the car does not reply to the DVLA (great if you know the victim is away on a long holiday), I can get the car registered in my name. It's legally mine.

/Mate of mine works for the DVLA


Kinda makes car theft obsolete, doesn't it? It's a different country from ours. I think.
 
2012-04-15 05:14:19 PM  
Sounds like somebody needs to be shot. Oh wait, this is the land of candassed poofsters and chickenshiats. Sucks to be you. Enjoy your enslavement.
 
2012-04-15 05:14:50 PM  
He was away looking for a job as a lumberjack.
 
2012-04-15 05:15:53 PM  
Easy to fix this. Call the scrappers and have the cars or your local MPs scrapped.
 
2012-04-15 05:16:05 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Sounds like somebody needs to be shot. Oh wait, this is the land of candassed poofsters and chickenshiats. Sucks to be you. Enjoy your enslavement.


Well we know who didn't get laid in the UK don't we?
 
2012-04-15 05:18:35 PM  
This seems pretty typical for scrappers.

I had a 14-year old car give up the ghost while I was driving it. Tie rod rusted out, and the rest wasn't far behind. Lucky I wasn't on the freeway at the time.

I walked the rest of the way to work & called my wife for a ride home & a scrapper to haul off the pile of rust. Scrapper never asked for any docs; just gave me $200 cash, hooked up the car & drove off.

I guess if you're ever in Ohio & need a couple hundred bucks you know what to do.
 
2012-04-15 05:24:01 PM  
Were there any follow up on the bloke who got his rare 1973 Bristol scrapped?
 
2012-04-15 05:24:24 PM  

Isildur: Is writing

normal,

appropriately constructed

paragraphs

really

that hard

for some

article writers?

/This isn't even the worst example I've seen
//Sometimes it's because it's a verbatim transcript of a reporter's TV news broadcast, for which they couldn't be bothered to invest a few seconds' worth of editing.


It's because most people have the attention span of fleas. In my experience, if you put more than three sentences in a paragraph, people tend to skip it.
 
2012-04-15 05:27:38 PM  
The police response is just pathetic, as is DVLA's, these agencies seem to be staffed by stupid people of low education who don't understand the idea of consequences. i.e. If you let thieves get away with theft they will get more and more bold.

DVLA seems to be slipping, it used to be really quick and efficient now it seems to have a greater proportion of ineducated, arrogant youths working there.
 
2012-04-15 05:27:44 PM  
Gypsy tow trucks FTW.
 
2012-04-15 05:29:40 PM  
I guess that's what he gets for doing it in the road.
 
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