Right here is the rant.....
Day off today so i didn't get up till 10ish. I looked out of my window to see a yellow flyer under my windscreen wiper and thought.....hmmmm I wonder what that is.
So I had a cup of tea, as one does, then went out to have a look. On inspection it had dvla written on it saying my car was out of tax, So i looked at my tax disk and though oh shit yer it is. oops.
Then I carried on reading the note which went on to say I have been clamped and need to pay for it to be removed. I went round to the driver,s side and yes it had been clamped.
Fair's Fair, I done wrong so I had to be punished, which as a law abiding citizen I will agree to.
This is were my faith in this contries policies looses faith though.
I phoned up the clamping company only to be told that by the end of the day ( 24 hours which is really till their office closes) I have two options. I can either
1. buy a new tax disk then drive to their office IN BLOODY WIDNESS ( 40 miles away) prooving that i have purchased a new disk and pay a £100 fine for the clamp to be removed.
2. Pay £260 over the phone, they will remove the clamp with in 2 hours then go up to my dvla office in chester, again proove that i have bought a new tax disk for them to fax it off to the clamping company and then you will get £160 back.........WOW.
So I took the second option as it was slightly easyier.
This has taken all day to sort out, and if any good has come from this it will be that I will always keep on top of my tax from now on. But I cant belive the time scale they give you to stop your transport from getting towed away. absolutly criminal. On speakin to the DVLA about it, they tell me that there is nothing they can do about it as the goverment has passed law on it, and it is up to the clamping company to make their charges etc up.
Absolutly disgusting, next DVLA bike i see in the street, its getting pushed over.
Any way, i left a nice gift for the wheel clamp guy's (who were wearing stab proof jackets) to remove