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banned7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
recently i had a car accident where i ended up in a ditch - some scum knocked me off from the motorway.

i called the police and they insisted they use their own recovery co. to pull my car out- i wanted to use my pals recovery truck to avoid charges.

anyway i had to pay £500 on the spot- cant claim the fee from insurance as 3rd party did a "hit and run"

so is there a way i can reclaim the £500 without going to my own insurance co.?
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banned7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Unluckly Lad, sorry to here about this
#3
so is there a way i can reclaim the £500 without going to my own insurance co.?

There's nobody to claim from except your own insurance?
#4
http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php

I think the police may have been right, as legally your mate couldn't stop on the motorway to recover you, however, post on that forum and check.
#5
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.
#6
you should be well used to getting mugged by the police as a driver
#7
Seems a bit strange that someone would run someone off the motorway into a ditch for no reason.
#8
moob
Seems a bit strange that someone would run someone off the motorway into a ditch for no reason.


I dunno, happens to Jason Bourne all the time
#9
You can only use public recovery like the AA when your on a 'Safe' stretch of road. Happened to me breaking down on the dual carriageway.
#10
Afterburner
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.


what a complete load of tripe
#11
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#12
ADZ1478
what a complete load of tripe


+1 ..........made me lol though :-D
banned#13
Afterburner;5436094
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.

you after getting sued for libel mate? Utter garbage :x
banned#14
Afterburner
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.

LOLOLOL. What a load of absolute rubbish.
#15
If you breakdown, leave your car unattended or a situtaion like this you have 90 minutes to clear your vehicle, or remove it from the "network" if you cannot do it within 90 minutes, the "duty garage" will be deployed at your cost.

Not sure why you were told you had no choice in this.

Contact the HA and you will need to speak with the "red claim" department for the company that has juristiction. They may be able to find the video footage of who hit you and claim it back that way.

To be honest you don't stand much chance but the 90 minute rule is in force where i live and work
banned#16
boydent999;5441174
If you breakdown, leave your car unattended or a situtaion like this you have 90 minutes to clear your vehicle, or remove it from the "network" if you cannot do it within 90 minutes, the "duty garage" will be deployed at your cost.

Not sure why you were told you had no choice in this.

Contact the HA and you will need to speak with the "red claim" department for the company that has juristiction. They may be able to find the video footage of who hit you and claim it back that way.

To be honest you don't stand much chance but the 90 minute rule is in force where i live and work

HA?
#17
Sorry, Highways Agency
As you can imagine the whole country is split into Areas.
Depending on which "area" you live in will depend on which private company run that area for the HA.
They will have a team who deal with claims such as this, the Red Claims team
banned#18
boydent999;5441226
Sorry, Highways Agency
As you can imagine the whole country is split into Areas.
Depending on which "area" you live in will depend on which private company run that area for the HA.
They will have a team who deal with claims such as this, the Red Claims team

:thumbsup:
banned#19
Afterburner;5436094
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.

you should get a job with the government .. as you tell bigger lies than them ... what an absolute male chicken you are :thumbsup:
banned#20
Afterburner
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.

In my wife's case the officer insisted that the car was dangerous, even though it was parked in a wide road and just had a buckled wing. I don't know what your rights are. If this ever happens to me I will tell the officer that I refuse him permission to move the car and will record myself telling him so on my mobile phone. Other than that, you're screwed, I'm afraid. I didn't have a mate to ask to tow my vehicle, but if I had I would have called him and sat on the bonnet of the damned car until he arrived.

It would be interesting to to hear from a legal beagle as to what one's rights are.


Seriously though....what are you on!
#21
I'm curious as to why you think this is variously tripe, rubbish, or that I'm on drugs. What part of this is so incomprehensible that you find it unbelievable?

Do you think that I fabricated any part of that information? Do you think that I'm a liar, or that the person I was working with who was a recovery truck driver was a liar?

Is it inconceivable that the police have latched on to a sure-fire way of making money by exercising their right to call the breakdown service of their choice, even on minor roads, and refusing the owner of the car to call their own service?

Does the fact that I and several others (and none amongst you) have experienced this first hand count for nothing?

You sit there and call me a liar and a fantasist with no knowledge or experience to counter it.

That's fine guys,. but now I really, sincerely hope that it happens to you, so that you will recall this and say "Bloody hell, the guy was right."

Because I am.
#22
Afterburner
I'm afraid that you've fallen foul of a scam. The officer in charge in these circumstances will always insist on having your car towed, or removed "because it's dangerous" and will always call the tow company of his choice.

The reason for this is that the tow company will give him a kickback. It happened to me, and to my wife and to a friend of mine over a space of many years. And I know the kickback is expected and given because by coincidence I worked for a while at a company where someone there had been a recovery truck driver. He told me that he always had to carry £50 in cash in his pocket to give to the officer in charge if he's called to the scene of an incident. This was back in '95. I would imagine that the sum is higher now.


.


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POPCORN,,,GET YOUR POPCORN :lol:
#24
I heard something similar years back that only police were allowed to arrange tow aways from motorways. But since then I have have experience of the AA towing me off the motorway. I dont know if there is a rule either way or in certain circumstances depending on whereabouts you fall misfortune but i will watch this thread to see what experiences others have had
banned#25
Afterburner
I'm curious as to why you think this is variously tripe, rubbish, or that I'm on drugs. What part of this is so incomprehensible that you find it unbelievable?

Do you think that I fabricated any part of that information? Do you think that I'm a liar, or that the person I was working with who was a recovery truck driver was a liar?

Is it inconceivable that the police have latched on to a sure-fire way of making money by exercising their right to call the breakdown service of their choice, even on minor roads, and refusing the owner of the car to call their own service?

Does the fact that I and several others (and none amongst you) have experienced this first hand count for nothing?

You sit there and call me a liar and a fantasist with no knowledge or experience to counter it.

That's fine guys,. but now I really, sincerely hope that it happens to you, so that you will recall this and say "Bloody hell, the guy was right."

Because I am.



I think its the part where you alluded to bribery and corruption in your first post.

This isnt Macedonia!
#26
dimebars
I think its the part where you alluded to bribery and corruption in your first post.

This isnt Macedonia!
This isn't Macedonia (whatever that has to do with it) and you aren't living in the real world. Or you've been leading a very closeted life.

Argument over. I can't prove it, but I stand by my (and others') experiences. Believe what you want.
#27
we should have an IQ test before we allow people on here
banned#28
ADZ1478
we should have an IQ test before we allow people on here

agreed.

Afterburner: Your Fired.
#29
ADZ1478
we should have an IQ test before we allow people on here


Nooooo.....I have to have somewhere to go...:-D
banned#30
Afterburner;5442298
I'm curious as to why you think this is variously tripe, rubbish, or that I'm on drugs. What part of this is so incomprehensible that you find it unbelievable?

Do you think that I fabricated any part of that information? Do you think that I'm a liar, or that the person I was working with who was a recovery truck driver was a liar?

Is it inconceivable that the police have latched on to a sure-fire way of making money by exercising their right to call the breakdown service of their choice, even on minor roads, and refusing the owner of the car to call their own service?

Does the fact that I and several others (and none amongst you) have experienced this first hand count for nothing?

You sit there and call me a liar and a fantasist with no knowledge or experience to counter it.

That's fine guys,. but now I really, sincerely hope that it happens to you, so that you will recall this and say "Bloody hell, the guy was right."

Because I am.

One word answers ALL your questions above - YES! :whistling:
#31
csiman
One word answers ALL your questions above - YES! :whistling:

Idiot.
#32
vibeone;5446535
agreed.

Afterburner: Your Fired.

You're.

:friends: :p
banned#33
Afterburner;5455706
Idiot.

ah diddums. Dont get upset just cos we all know you're a lying one of these :-

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/muppet_movie_cast.jpg

Lets face it - how can anyone take you seriously after that drivel you spouted further up!
#34
vibeone
agreed.

Afterburner: Your Fired.
While we're talking about IQ tests, it's not "your fired", it's "you're fired".

Wear waz you edicated?
banned#35
Afterburner
I'm curious as to why you think this is variously tripe, rubbish, or that I'm on drugs. What part of this is so incomprehensible that you find it unbelievable?

Do you think that I fabricated any part of that information? Do you think that I'm a liar, or that the person I was working with who was a recovery truck driver was a liar?

Is it inconceivable that the police have latched on to a sure-fire way of making money by exercising their right to call the breakdown service of their choice, even on minor roads, and refusing the owner of the car to call their own service?

Does the fact that I and several others (and none amongst you) have experienced this first hand count for nothing?

You sit there and call me a liar and a fantasist with no knowledge or experience to counter it.

That's fine guys,. but now I really, sincerely hope that it happens to you, so that you will recall this and say "Bloody hell, the guy was right."

Because I am.


YES :roll:
#36
Or just wrong.

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