Disqualified drivers grrrr!!

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14 years 1 month ago #12470 by moggy
Last night I got rammed from the back (oddly enough it seemed deliberate) by a pajero who refused to stop and drove on, fortunately having been twice hit in hit and runs (back in the UK) my first instinct was to take his number. The police arrived and are now investigating as the registered owner is disqualified. He will now be facing charges of driving when disqualified, failing to stop and careless driving - assuming it all goes smoothly.
The car is damaged and it won't be a cheap job, but fortunately insured, but we will be $400 out of pocket on the excess as no doubt he was not insured.

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14 years 1 month ago #192968 by maggies mum
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Bugger! It never fails to amaze me the arrogance of some drivers here. Something has to be done it. On the news the other night group of kids mowed down in their garden by a drunk driver, what the heck is going on!!
There is something very wrong here when it comes to driving, I really do dislike driving here and driving has never bothered me in all the years I've been driving!
The insurance companies don't try and get your excess back either do they? Thats a real bugger

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14 years 1 month ago #192974 by moggy
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I believe that they try to get the money from the other driver, assuming he has it as no doubt they will be chasing their own costs, at least that is what the police told me.

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14 years 1 month ago #192975 by maggies mum
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Ah ok! Just another thing that FMG 'didn't' do for us then! We won't be using them again!

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14 years 1 month ago #192991 by powerguy
If he was disqualified he will not have any insurance cover in any case. Your insurance company should push for the excess in their claim against the guilty party. When we were with AMI they stated that there would be no excess if the guilty driver was identified.

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14 years 1 month ago #192993 by maggies mum
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We're thinking of changing to AMI next time so that's good to know pg!

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14 years 1 month ago #192995 by Isla
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powerguy;165528 wrote: ... When we were with AMI they stated that there would be no excess if the guilty driver was identified.

We were told the same thing when a hit-and-run idiot didn't stop and nobody could see the number plate. We therefore had to pay the excess.

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14 years 1 month ago #193002 by max2
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If they took all the disqualified drivers off the road in NZ, there would be no police programmes like 10 7 to watch.....:rolleyes:[}:)]

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14 years 1 month ago #193006 by moggy
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Been in touch with AA and they have said that they will be chasing the excess, assuming the police prove it was the car I got the number of and can identify who exactly was driving it. If they have no money, I would hope they are forced to sell the car. There is no guarentee, but fingers crossed. Off to take it to the body shop now.

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14 years 1 month ago #193015 by maggies mum
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swaggie;165540 wrote: If they took all the disqualified drivers off the road in NZ, there would be no police programmes like 10 7 to watch.....:rolleyes:[}:)]

....and if they took off drunk drivers, speeders, general run of the mill bottom holes then there would only be about 20 of us left! :D :D

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14 years 1 month ago #193034 by moggy
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not good news, the guy reckons well over a weeks lot of worth, maybe more depending on what they find when they take the bumper off, bummer, probably going to be a right off I think. Shame as it was a vehicle that we really wanted to keep it is a small day van that the roof pops up and you can sleep in it.

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14 years 1 month ago #193037 by Ghilly
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There doesn't seem to be many ways in which to keep these numnils off the road. Fines? they don't pay them, they get a summonds to court, they don't go and if they do and don't have any money, they do community service which doesn't do much for the other person involved.
Disqualify them from driving? doesn't work, obviously. Make them sell their car? they just borrow a mates or go get another one.

These gits aren't going to stop driving no matter what the police do. If they're that hell bent on getting behind the wheel, nothing is going to stop them.

We talked to a guy in the police a while back and mentioned they should put a few patrol cars on SH1 on the southern side of the SH2 on ramp. Those wannabe dribblers on their way home from the Meremere races break all speed limits shooting up the Bombays. He told us they can't catch them, too fast. A lot of them drive souped up cars that a police vehicle just can't keep up with and using those nail things they roll out aren't practical, the idiots are going too fast and they can't risk blowing out the tyres of someone else who just happens to be driving along.

Putting some sort of accelerator limiter thing in the cars won't work either, there's always some little petrol head boffin who can deactivate them.

Nothing seems to work really. Banning doesn't and certainly fining doesn't either.

It amazes me that these supercars are even allowed on the road let alone with some pimply herbert driving one.
The 'shock ads' don't work, the people they are aimed at are more than likely out terrorising motorists while the ads are screening.

Limiting the CC's or motor size could be a small solution. A new driver shouldn't be behind the wheel of a V8, or even a V6. Motorcyclists are limited to the size of bike they are allowed to ride so why not a car driver.

The car ads on TV don't help either. One the one hand you have the bloke driving around bends with mines popping out of the road and telling you all about speed around corners etc, then you get some flash car being driven around a mountain road at speed, displaying the qualities of how it handles etc. The tiny words at the bottom of the screen informing you it was all filmed on a closed road.

You have to sit a theory and a practical for a licence, what about adding a psych test.... but then you have the arrogant little twerps who don't even bother getting a drivers licence. It's all a bit of a catch 22. No point in throwing disqualifications at some of these idiots, fines get thrown away, court appearances are a joke. (Kim witnessed this in the local court) Apart from locking these idiots up and throwing away the key (to live at the expense of the tax payer), I can't see how any laws would work on them. In the meantime, innocent people are in their firing line and to hell with the consequences until they are standing in the dock facing manslaughter charges.

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14 years 1 month ago #193038 by max2
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maggies mum;165555 wrote: ....and if they took off drunk drivers, speeders, general run of the mill bottom holes then there would only be about 20 of us left! :D :D


It always amazes us with the NZ police 10 7 show how many are repeat offenders with miles of unpaid fines accrued, and yet these people are still driving around, a lot in cars that have had expensive add ons (stereos, gassed up suspension etc) and we think isn't it about time the Kiwi Govt started to crush or sell their cars to stop them from getting back on the road in the first place?

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14 years 1 month ago #193040 by max2
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Yakut;165580 wrote: There doesn't seem to be many ways in which to keep these numnils off the road. Fines? they don't pay them, they get a summonds to court, they don't go and if they do and don't have any money, they do community service which doesn't do much for the other person involved.
Disqualify them from driving? doesn't work, obviously. Make them sell their car? they just borrow a mates or go get another one.

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If the Govt starts impounding and crushing the cars Yakut pretty soon no one will lend the pimply herberts (I do like that bit) a car at all....[^]

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14 years 1 month ago #193042 by max2
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Yakut;165580 wrote: There doesn't seem to be many ways in which to keep these numnils off the road. Fines? they don't pay them, they get a summonds to court, they don't go and if they do and don't have any money, they do community service which doesn't do much for the other person involved.

Yakut


Sell the car, pay for the damage to other people, and pay the fines. Easy Peasy.

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