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sramdeen

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I'm after an address from a number plate. If anyone can help me please send me a PM.

SS2.

8,142 posts

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sramdeen said:
I'm after an address from a number plate.
How to request information from DVLA records

escortmad79

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Due to the Data protection act you will not be able to get an address of someone without a very valid reason!

They will not hand out peoples addresses at the drop of a hat otherwise every pikey, unwashed, car stealing b*stard will be onto them every 5 minutes to find their next target!

mat205125

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escortmad79 said:
Due to the Data protection act you will not be able to get an address of someone without a very valid reason!

They will not hand out peoples addresses at the drop of a hat otherwise every pikey, unwashed, car stealing b*stard will be onto them every 5 minutes to find their next target!
Is "I wanna go round and kick his head in for overtaking me." a good reason if accompanied by the justification "didn't he see that I was driving a car that was worth considerably more than his" .... I expect the phone lines would be rammed in seconds with TDi A4 drivers.

SS2.

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escortmad79 said:
They will not hand out peoples addresses at the drop of a hat otherwise every pikey, unwashed, car stealing b*stard will be onto them every 5 minutes to find their next target!
The DVLA doesn't seem to have any qualms about supplying the information to dodgy private parking companies though, does it ?
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paultither

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You didn't mention, but why do you want to know the address?

sramdeen

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someone smashed into me, admitted liability, but is now claiming that I rear-ended them. Gave me their contact details but the phone is constantly off the hook. Insurance company is saying it's likely that we will have to 'split the difference', but I'd like to go talk to her face to face to find out what she's playing at. It's a £300 Nissan Micra and a 50+ year old woman, I'm not going to do anything stupid!

stigmundfreud

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sramdeen said:
someone smashed into me, admitted liability, but is now claiming that I rear-ended them. Gave me their contact details but the phone is constantly off the hook. Insurance company is saying it's likely that we will have to 'split the difference', but I'd like to go talk to her face to face to find out what she's playing at. It's a £300 Nissan Micra and a 50+ year old woman, I'm not going to do anything stupid!
just talking to her she could accuse you of intimidation. Leave it and just keep fighting it. Any witnesses? Did she reverse into you, if so what were road conditions for this to happen etc

falcemob

7,671 posts

124 months

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So you had an accident and didn't exchange names and addresses, just phone numbers?

sramdeen

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falcemob said:
So you had an accident and didn't exchange names and addresses, just phone numbers?
Every other detail but she didn't want to give me her address or even her first name. I should have called the Police there and then. We learn from our mistakes and I know I will never make the same one again. It could be a costly lesson though!
I felt quite relaxed about it at first because she had her insurance details on her at the time, so I was able to take the policy number etc.

sramdeen

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stigmundfreud said:
just talking to her she could accuse you of intimidation. Leave it and just keep fighting it. Any witnesses? Did she reverse into you, if so what were road conditions for this to happen etc
I will keep the pressure on the insurance company. The funny (well, not hilarious) thing is that we're both insured with the same group.
Every witness that I could have stopped just drove off afterwards. I am going to put up some posters on the road and appeal for a witness to come forward. I have already checked the area for CCTV, but I haven't been lucky on that front.

We were both stopped at a roundabout. I was behind her. She had right of way but wasn't moving so I gave her a bib. Next thing I know her reverse lights are on and she's smashed into the front of me. When we both pulled over she was all apologetic and said that she had stalled and put it in to reverse instead of first. It was an automatic, so I guess it's easier to do so than with a manual. Road and visibility was excellent, it was a Thursday morning at 9:30.

All she took from me was my name and phone number. I gave her a business card, which has my office address on it. She wasn't even bothered about taking my reg plate. Not once did we look at the damage to her car, she was more concerned about mine and asked if we could sort it outside of the insurance. When I told her it would cost thousands, she back pedalled.

I have told my insurers that the car park in to which we pulled had CCTV. I hope it caught me ranting and raving and her being all calm. I also hope it captured us concentrating on my car and literally not even looking at the back of her car once.

If the accident had been my fault, I would have just handed her a hundred quid there and then. Her car is a 1987 Nissan Micra, which I know to be worth £200-500 at the very very most. If all that was damaged was a bumper, she could probably have one fitted for well under £100, so if I had actually caused the accident, I wouldn't have wanted to go through the insurance as I know I'd face a £350 excess (£250 of which is voluntary).

I can only think that she's next going to say that she had whiplash and start up a personal injury claim.

I am now looking into a constant recording solution (solid state based) to avoid anything like this happening again. Might be posting another thread v soon asking for recommendations on a camera etc.

Thanks!

Stu



Edited by sramdeen on Sunday 3rd February 00:49


Edited by sramdeen on Sunday 3rd February 00:49

dxb335d

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sramdeen said:
falcemob said:
So you had an accident and didn't exchange names and addresses, just phone numbers?
Every other detail but she didn't want to give me her address or even her first name. I should have called the Police there and then. We learn from our mistakes and I know I will never make the same one again. It could be a costly lesson though!
I felt quite relaxed about it at first because she had her insurance details on her at the time, so I was able to take the policy number etc.
She blantantly was insured then, but likely someone with her surname in her family is. Hope you get it sorted mate.

I hate wrs like that who try and pull a fast one. I had some kid do it to me a few years ago at college when the knobhead reversed into me.

stigmundfreud

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its stories like this that make me want to get a camera fitted into my cars pronto

falcemob

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I hope it caught me ranting and raving and her being all calm. I also hope it captured us concentrating on my car and literally not even looking at the back of her car once.
So you ranted and raved at her, no wonder she didn't want to give you her address and no doubt you will do the same if you find where she lives.
The same thing happened to my daughter when she rear ended someone last year. She did all the right things, exchanged all details and she is insured so there was no problem but the arse in the BMW she hit just had to be a big brave man and rant and rave at a 19 YO girl to the point where she was crying, luckily the HATOs were on scene to look after her and warn him off.
I don't understand what trying to intimidate someone at an accident scene achieves.

DBSV8

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falcemob said:
sramdeen said:
I hope it caught me ranting and raving and her being all calm. I also hope it captured us concentrating on my car and literally not even looking at the back of her car once.
So you ranted and raved at her, no wonder she didn't want to give you her address and no doubt you will do the same if you find where she lives.
The same thing happened to my daughter when she rear ended someone last year. She did all the right things, exchanged all details and she is insured so there was no problem but the arse in the BMW she hit just had to be a big brave man and rant and rave at a 19 YO girl to the point where she was crying, luckily the HATOs were on scene to look after her and warn him off.
I don't understand what trying to intimidate someone at an accident scene achieves.
Its a car for f..s sake , You get rear ended , has happened to me ,
just pressurize the insurance company ...thats what they are there for

Now you openly admit ""ranted and raved at her""
and now you are asking for her address with the intention of ""making a visit"".

potentialy your cruising on the border of threatening behaviour !!
it could result in a criminl record !!!

let the insurance company deal with it..

paulnov21

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I had a VW in the snow slide down a hill sideways and hit me on the front, he later claimed i drove into him. I got very aggresive with the insurance company and stood my ground, they eventually relented. I wasn't going to lose my NCD for some numpty who couldn't drive in the snow. I saved his life as well, it was a country road and there was a 40 foot drop waiting for him if i hadn't of been there!

Tahiti

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It's bloody frustrating when people deny causing accidents after they admit it at the scene, but some people are born liars, and others are encouraged to lie by others...

The insurance company will have her address details. You need to keep on at them until they give up on the 50/50, or get your legal assistance involved if you have it.

Going round to have a word with her is a risky move. You could be accused of being threatening whether it's true or not which could jeopardise your claim and end you in deeper trouble.

Best of luck though - it sounds like you're being messed about.

sramdeen

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Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm going to phone the insurers tomorrow and see what the latest is. Will keep the pressure on them and keep my fingers crossed.

Stu


madmat

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sramdeen said:
We were both stopped at a roundabout. I was behind her. She had right of way but wasn't moving so I gave her a bib. Next thing I know her reverse lights are on and she's smashed into the front of me. When we both pulled over she was all apologetic and said that she had stalled and put it in to reverse instead of first. It was an automatic, so I guess it's easier to do so than with a manual. Road and visibility was excellent, it was a Thursday morning at 9:30.


Stu



Edited by sramdeen on Sunday 3rd February 00:49




I've never driven an automatic, but how the hell is it possible to stall in one?

Edited by sramdeen on Sunday 3rd February 00:49

Boosted LS1

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You can write to request the information from the dvla but you must inform them that the information will only be used for the purpose of issueing civil proceedings and that the address won't be divulged to anybody not a party to those proceedings. You need a name/address to issue a summons etc. They should release the information then. No need to go into details about the accident, that's none of their business.
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