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Carlton Banks

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3,264 posts

121 months

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.....How would you produce your documents if you were away for a month on holiday for example?


Will they bear this in mind?


Breadvan72

18,959 posts

48 months

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APB, Port watch, Interpol, Shower Block, Big Bubba. Sorry, but them's the breaks.

Going somewhere nice?

rewc

1,933 posts

118 months

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Carlton Banks said:
.....How would you produce your documents if you were away for a month on holiday for example?


Will they bear this in mind?
In the past when I was in the Army the issuing Officer certainly gave an extension of the 7 day producer when requested. He wrote upon the producer a date that I had asked for to enable me to get the documents together as I was away from my normal base. Things may of course be different now that pettiness appears to be a priority over common sense.

10 Pence Short

32,880 posts

102 months

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With a bit of luck your plane would be on a conveyor belt and therefore would never take off, allowing you to return home and present your documents as requested.

Please, please, please don't. Just, don't.

roachcoach

3,007 posts

40 months

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10 Pence Short said:
With a bit of luck your plane would be on a conveyor belt and therefore would never take off, allowing you to return home and present your documents as requested.

Please, please, please don't. Just, don't.
teacher

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A plane is not a car.


Edited by roachcoach on Wednesday 13th June 14:02

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powerandtorque

199 posts

76 months

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I've had this before, pulled over less than half a mile from the airport parking because ANPR flagged up the vehicle as being uninsured thanks to the MID not being updated.

I explained to the officer that I would not be able to produce my documents within 7 days as I wouldn't be back in the country, which he said was fine and made a note of - although whether that note ever made it beyond his pocket book I wouldn't like to say. I produced them a couple of weeks later when I was back in the country, and heard nothing more about it.

Pontoneer

3,464 posts

71 months

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Carlton Banks said:
.....How would you produce your documents if you were away for a month on holiday for example?


Will they bear this in mind?
Just show them to the nice officer when he asks to see them .

Lurking Lawyer

3,788 posts

110 months

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Pontoneer said:
Just show them to the nice officer when he asks to see them .
And what happens if you're one of the many people who do not carry their paper licence and/or their photo card around on them....?

Crossflow Kid

7,538 posts

76 months

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rewc said:
Carlton Banks said:
.....How would you produce your documents if you were away for a month on holiday for example?


Will they bear this in mind?
In the past when I was in the Army the issuing Officer certainly gave an extension of the 7 day producer when requested. He wrote upon the producer a date that I had asked for to enable me to get the documents together as I was away from my normal base. Things may of course be different now that pettiness appears to be a priority over common sense.
Sadly, things are different now. Got pulled two days before heading off to Afghanistan with no chance of getting hold of my docs beforehand.
He wasn't interested.

sinizter

3,348 posts

71 months

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When they stopped me, I mentioned that I don't have the documents and that I was going away for 10 days, they gave me a 14 day producer instead of the 7 days.

Cat

1,429 posts

154 months

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There is a statutory defence in the RTA whereby a person shall not be convicted if they produce their documents at the specified police station "as soon as was reasonably practicable".

This would cover the OP's scenario.

Cat

spaximus

2,032 posts

138 months

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When I got stopped near Manchester some years ago at a high speed, I apologised as I was late for the flight, explained I was away for over two weeks, they let me of with the words "too much paper work keep it under 85mph and have a nice holiday"
Not all police are out to get you.

Who me ?

5,237 posts

97 months

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Not all police are out to get you.
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Dead right,but my experience of something like this was in the late 60's. Both my sister & I lived in a town away from home. I had a job & lived in lodgings,she was still at school( 6th year) and had a provisional licence, and lived in lodgings near me . As it was getting near her test ,in a little village and she had no town experience,I used to let her drive around the town for an hour or two . I'd just dropped her off and hadn't removed the L plates, when some young ( even to me at 22) PC stopped me and asked for documentation . I'd no problem with TAX- staring him straight in face. MOT- kept it in car, but licence - was off to Swansea for renewal( days of a one year renewal). But not just normal renewal. I was employed by one of BT's ancestors ,who paid for the licence,and had sent it off for renewal. I nominated my local station for production( it was my next door neighbour) ,and at the weekend got hold of the local Sergeant. I don't know what was said to PC, but I was told that he (Sergeant) had seen my licence on a previous occasion,and had told the reporting office of this fact. ( I'd been stopped when some old busybody had reported that I was supervising a learner). Advice from SGT was not to worry, and bring it in when I got the renewal back .When I took it in,for inspection, he'd already sorted out the whole matter.
Strangely enough ,I never got so much as a nasty look from plod in the other town ,whole time I had that car after that episode . Could it be that his boss, the Inspector( in the town) ,who'd been the previous SGT at our local place ,and also one of our neighbours had a hand in the matter .

Pontoneer

3,464 posts

71 months

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Lurking Lawyer said:
And what happens if you're one of the many people who do not carry their paper licence and/or their photo card around on them....?
If you know you are going to be traveling far from home or away for a while , it is silly not to carry your documents . A photocard on its own is normally sufficient to satisfy a roadside check , along with insurance and MOT certificates . I always have my photocard in my wallet and keep photocopies of insurance and MOT in the glovebox , with the original documents safely at home .

The only recent time I have been stopped ( because the ANPR showed my car as having no MOT , despite having passed earlier that day ) I had the printout from the VOSA website showing the pass that day since I had not received the certificate due to collecting the car after the garage had closed , and this was accepted by the officer .

I had anticipated a possible problem because I knew I was going to be a couple of hundred miles from home and avoided difficulty by taking documentation with me . A little forethought is all it takes .
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