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[Mgs] Successor of MGTF?

Subject: [Mgs] Successor of MGTF?
From: paulhunt73 at (PaulHunt73)
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 17:39:20 +0100
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Not an off-road vehicle, but a vehicle taken out of use.  In the UK we 
either tax and insure a car for a rolling 12 months, or we have to notify 
the authorities that it has been taken out of use - a Statutory Off Road 
Notification.  Particularly in the case of a restoration that may take some 
years you wouldn't want to tax (in the case of cars built after 1972) and 
insure a vehicle that wasn't going to be used for some time, and if you just 
stop taxing or insuring a vehicle without declaring SORN you get fined. 
However some people only tax their summer classic for the six months of 
summer, declaring SORN for the winter months, to reduce running costs. It's 
supposed to prevent people getting away without taxing, insuring or MOTing 
(annual safety check) their vehicle but in practice those sorts of people 
have vehicles that aren't even on the books anyway for various reasons, and 
it's generally law-abiding people that get caught out, either through a 
simple omission or something more sneaky.  Imagine you declare SORN and send 
your car away to be restored.  If the restorer trailers the car anywhere at 
any time, and one of the number plates is still on the car, it can be picked 
up by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera, and the owner gets fined 
for using a car on the road that he has declared as SORN.  Saying it was on 
a trailer at the time gets you nowhere.


----- Original Message ----- 
What does "off road" mean? Up on blocks, in storage, etc.?

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