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ADVICE NEEDED. POLICE / CAR INSURANCE

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
OK ,dilema and need some pointers on what to do next.

Dilema is that I discovered that a work collegue (who I don't know that well), is driving a car but has never taken a driving test. Apparently she got fed up with the lessons and was too nervous to take the test so did not bother.

Her car belongs to her partner , so I assume he is on the insurance to drive it. Regularly see her arriving at work by herself in the car.

I know there are lots of people driving illegally and without insurance. Some might say scallies know nothing different but we work in a legal office, although she is a receptionist.

Have considered calling the Crimestoppers number and giving the car registration number.

Would welcome any suggestion, especially from Police as to how they would deal with this (if at all). Or should I do nothing ?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Ooh it's a tough one, i personally would report it, think if she has an accident and kills someone you would feel terrible for not reporting her... :( but do what you feel is right... :) x
#2
i defo wouldnt stay quiet..if she hits anyone she wont have any insurance! plus its ILLEGAL! hehe
#3
If she hasn't got a driving license then she doesn't hold valid insurance. What if she crashed into someone? There would be no comeback. Driving tests are there for a reason and I wouldn't think twice about reporting her.
banned#4
report her....I dont agree with people doing that at all
#5
the only problem with reporting her is would she know it was you? are you the only one she spoke to about it? is she from a rough family that might beat you up? how would you feel working with her if you do report her? etc etc...
#6
I don't agree with what she is doing - probably a good idea to speak to her first rather than have her fined or maybe even lose her job -depends how well you know each other. If it was a friend I'd speak to them first, someone I didn't like I wouldn't...

Do what feels right.
#7
I definitely agree with the comments about reporting it because I know if I'd be furious if an uninsured driver crashed into my car because I'd have to claim off my insurance. However I do appreciate it's not quite that easy when it's someone you know even not that closely, what I'm wondering is how many people know about her not having her license? If a reasonable amount of people do then I'd have no hesitation in reporting it but if the person would have a good idea of who would have reported her then I'd be more cautious.

John
#8
How would you feel if she crashed and killed a member of your familly.
Report her.
#9
crimestoppers for driving with no insurance lol.
#10
I think by reporting her, she will be in less trouble cos if she has an accident, she will be in trouble.....and we don't want uninsured drivers spoiling our no claims
#11
This really annoys me. I passed my driving test when I was 19, bought a car and found I couldnt afford to insure it. I sold the car and didn't drive for 4 years from the day I passed my test. My dad bought me a car after my mum died, and I found coz of my age, I could finally afford it. There is no excuse for not having insurance.
Give me the reg..... I will report it!
( I have two kids, and if a driver hit one of them that didn't even bother getting a licence I'm affraid I would have to hunt them down!)
#12
Maybe I dont understand the importance of car insurance enough, what happens if she accidently kills some one and is un insured? What happens if she has an accident and you have to claim off your insurance?

I wouldnt normally report any one for anything, as they are the ones taking the risk. They have the choice to take the risk and deal with the consequences if or when they arise.

As I said above im unaware of what the consequences may be as im not a driver. However normally I would let people make their own mistakes, who am I/you to control some one elses decisions? You can make them aware of the risk but not inforce the change onto them, thats the polices job to find out and deal with. I would report some one for theft or more serious crimes tho.
#13
i reported a stuck up to$$£r once for not having tax on his Porsche boxster he wound me up by parking in a disabled space, it felt gooooood:-D:w00t:
#14
Depends on what kind of person you are, and by what rules you live by:

a) NEVER grass on someone, no matter what

or

b) Follow all the rules, zero toleration

and consider the Karma of the situation

Do unto others!
#15
The two choices is to either talk to that colleague straight up or quietly report that colleague to the authorities.
#16
Report her, being a work colleague is no excuse for endangering other road users and pedestrians, uninsured drivers are the reason for increased insurance premiums for the honest insured.
#17
give us her reg number, someone here can report her LOL.
banned#18
She is not insured, and is therefore a danger to herself and other road users. If she hit a child due to her incompetance, what justification could she come up with to the grieving parents?
#19
No question REPORT
... people like this put all our insurance premiums up .. no hesitations report
#20
Report her, if you speak to her she will probably no linger drive to work but could still be driving around everywhere else and cause an accident.
#21
Thank you all. I have no doubt what I should do and I would do it anonomously.

Grass, maybe but like most have said, she is not insured and like most here, I went without a car until I could afford to sort it all properly. Why should she get away with it?

Not close to her in any way. Only got to know about this on a night out from some of the other girls. They know it's wrong but don't seem to know what to do. She seems to gather sympathy from them because she has 2 kids and has to work, which of course no other woman has ever done !

Although this has nothing to do with my original posting, she is completely unreliable, takes adavantage of her collegues (but they don't seem to notice), loads of odd days off but the boss does not seem to want to tackle her, he has often backed down because she is very mouthy

Looking for advice from police as to what they do when they get such information. Comparitevely minor incident for them. Suppose what I am saying is, it is a lot of effort and I would be disappointed if nothing happened.
[mod]#22
Stick a set of bull bars on the front of your car and when you are both driving out of work..........slam into the back of her and damage the car and then tell her you'll have to do it through insurance and call the police to the accident. :-D
#23
Currently this is a Victimless Crime and most people won't get involved.

Then this uninsured Driver causes a crash resulting in:

1) Death - Driver should go to Prison and someone's family is devastated - you will feel guilty
2) Serious Injury - Driver should go to Prison and people are hurt for life, no compensation and the NHS carrying the burden - you will feel guilty
3) Minor Injury - Driver gets slapped wrist and people are hurt no compensation - you will feel guilty

Option A: Report the Driver. You can feel good that you prevented the 3 scenario's above, you actually did the Driver a favour as she does not go to Prison!!!

Option B: Quietly have a word with Driver who is knowingly breaking the Law, you won't be appreciated and if Driver gets caught after you have words, she will think you informed on her...

I vote Option A: Report the Driver anonomously
#24
If you talk to her and she still decides to drive without a licence and unisured and you report her she will know its you i would just report her now or send me her details and i will do it for you. My friend was killed by idiots who were uninsured and they sat smirking in court when the sentence was read out they thought it was funny to take a young innocent life :x

Chaos
#25
My sisters ex boyfriend was a right one,he never took a test but drove around,got caught,got banned and then carried on driving around in bangers which cant of been road worthy,I reported him anonymously but they never did catch up with him again,then my sister saw sense and got shot lol

It really wound me up that we were struggling to keep the cars on the road and that lil herbert could buy any heap of rust for £50 and drive it around!

Report her,if she causes a major accident and kills a little one you will kick yourself for evermore?
#26
do it, chances are if they caught her driving they would ban her, but would that stop her anyway? i mean if she is driving without a licence anyway does a ban make a difference, they may impound the car though, that'll teach her, hell we all have to pay our bills dont we? why should she not pay her way
[helper]#27
If you didn't want to report it to the police, you could try the DVLA...
[mod]#28
Also, report her to your boss/one of the senior partners at work.
banned#29
kippy;2393003
give us her reg number, someone here can report her LOL.

Yh, PM me the details, I will HAPPILY shop her!!!!
#30
Have no intention talking to her. Once I report it, if the police don't manage to catch up with her and she later kills someones kid, I won't feel guilty. I have done what I can.

Mardyass, there are millions of these herberts out there getting away with it. The police seem to be catching more now with better technology.
#31
If you don't want to report it yourself, then i and other members on here will quite gladly do it for you.

Please let us know what you decide to do....
banned#32
smithyp1;2393423
If you don't want to report it yourself, then i and other members on here will quite gladly do it for you.

Please let us know what you decide to do....

yup...I'm sure multiple calls from us lot to the old bill will make them realise they need to go and sort it asap
#33
Syzable;2393392
Also, report her to your boss/one of the senior partners at work.


No. I only work there part time. Don't see the point in passing it on. Not confident they would do anything. She has been taking the p*** with them for a while now and they don't seem to want to do anything about it
#34
ODB_69;2393429
yup...I'm sure multiple calls from us lot to the old bill will make them realise they need to go and sort it asap


What action can be taken on just a registration number. Would the police not need a lot more details?
#35
I would think the police would have to catch her driving before they could do anything?
is there a local police station near where you work, maybe you could ring them direct and ask for advice?
personally I think people like this should be treated like the criminals they are.
#36
lisat
I would think the police would have to catch her driving before they could do anything?
is there a local police station near where you work, maybe you could ring them direct and ask for advice?
personally I think people like this should be treated like the criminals they are.


Excactly, my Father-In-Law tried to report an underage driver to crimestoppers just before Xmas, and not only were they not interested they actually moaned at him for phoning lol.
Basically told him that if people are driving illegally the Police will catch them sooner or later, and that the crimestoppers number is for helping catch criminals and not traffic offenders, and that frivolous calls waste their time and resources :-D
#37
masterbrown;2393924
Excactly, my Father-In-Law tried to report an underage driver to crimestoppers just before Xmas, and not only were they not interested they actually moaned at him for phoning lol. Basically told him that if people are driving illegally the Police will catch them sooner or later, and that the crimestoppers number is for helping catch criminals and not traffic offenders, and that frivolous calls waste their time and resources :-D


That's what worries me. And to some extent I can see their point.

Is it all a waste of time ?? :?
#38
iglimpse
That's what worries me. Is it all a waste of time ?? :?


Maybe try DVLA, I'm sure they'd be more interested :thumbsup: its just Crimestoppers, they obviously don't want to stop crime lol
#39
Phone the local police station, & get the details of the person that you're talking to. Then tell them what you've told us i.e. there's a work colleague driving with no licence & very likely no insurance, & ask them what should be done about it.

If the police know that you have their details they're not going to ignore the situation.
#40
masterbrown;2393999
Maybe try DVLA, I'm sure they'd be more interested :thumbsup: its just Crimestoppers, they obviously don't want to stop crime lol


What can the DVLA do?

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