Garden waste falling off Van's roof?

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  1. Keitai

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    If a bag of branches comes off on a busy road, you call the police as it's too dangerous for you to get it off but what next? Do you call up and confess. Could you get prosecuted? Do you drive back and get them to help you put it back on roof? The police have got weird in recent years (no common sense)e.g. cant even **** in a bush so not sure the best option
     
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    Have you tried phoning Special Branch?
     
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    I'll go out on a limb and say that you could be prosecuted if you leaf it there.
     
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    Why is it that I glanced at the title of this thread and made an accurate guess as to who the poster would be!
     
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    Are you serious???
    You are the weird one!!
    With no common sense!!!
    Also, stop pi$$ing in the street!!!!

    And you are now dumping rubbish in the middle of the highway?

    Every forum has a clown, we know who it is on this forum.

    Andy
     
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    Who are you confessing too if you already told the police?
     
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    The offences potentially include insecure load (it shouldn't drop off), unlicensed carraige of waste products (if you don't posses a current Environment Agency Waste Carrier Licence) and fly tipping (if you leave it there), etc. You may also be in breach of your trade use vehicle insurance if carrying waste materials without an EA licence.

    Insecure load is possibly a £100 and 3 points if the magistrates are lenient, always assuming it hasn't caused an accident and nobody got injured...

    Transporting waste without the appropriate licence can be a fine of up to £5k

    Fly tipping is more serious with possibly unlimited fine (used to be £50k), up to 12 months imprisonment, and they can confiscate your vehicle

    Of course, in addition if your insurance doesn't permit the carraige of waste or requires you to have an EA licence, but you don't, you could also be looking at driving whilst not in a accordance with your insurance - or basically you're uninsured. Another fine and points.

    And that's if your load isn't classed as hazardous or reportable (Japanese knotweed, maybe?)

    The one to watch out for, though, is the EA licence - if you get pulled on a VOSA roadside check, that's one they seem keen on. One of the carpet fitters we had on a job three or so years back got caught that way (carrying waste adhesive tubs and carpet offcuts plus other waste). They weighed his van and found he was 200kg over the rated limit for his Astra van, so he got done for that (and had to reduce his load and pay a taxi to remove it and some of his tools for him), then they did him for no waste licence on top. Cost him well over a grand. Plus the taxi fare...

    Were I you I'd start packing to leave the country now...

    PS This is NOT bull hockey
     
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    I'm just waiting for the video on one of the YouTube dashcam channels! :)
     
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  11. Keithmac

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    It's the drivers responsibility to ensure the load is secure and safe, I suppose it depends what sort of Police Officer you encounter as to what the outcome would be.

    Just driving off and leaving it in the road is a c#nts trick though..
     
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    Duplicate Post..
     
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