Attention ... All Drivers!

#1
Just had a official letter from the D.V.L.A in Swansea informing me that a large quantity of their blank Vehicle Registration Certificates (The blue V5C Logbook) have been stolen, and as a result every recorded vehicle keeper in the country will now be issued with a all new Red logbook with immediate effect.

Can anybody else shed any light on this matter ? Thanks.
 
#3
Did they ask for your bank details and a £50 "Administration Fee" to be sent to their operations centre in Nigeria?
 
#4
I got sent a new Logbook a couple of months ago and a letter saying the same.

I had a quick laugh at their incompetance then thought, shit, how much is this little exercise going to cost the Taxpayer?
 
#5
Given the fact that the log books were stolen over 12 months ago, this is pretty speedy service.

Wait, they were stolen in 2006. Sweet Jesus.
 
#6
DVLA, the most incompetent branch of the Government - apart from all the others.
 
#7
DVLA, the most incompetent branch of the Government - apart from all the others.
Quite so. I was watching Police Interceptors (the gash TV prog, not the actual rozzers out and about) the other day, anyway they pulled over this bloke and asked to see his licence. His assertion was that the DVLA had it, cue copper, 'Well licences don't just go missing mate do they?'. Right, try telling that to the dozens of bikers who were forced to retake their tests, at their own expense and inconvenience, after the motorcycle qualification was stripped off their licences. No appeals, no reasoning, just 'tough, deal with it'.
 

Forastero

LE
Moderator
#8
Just had a official letter from the D.V.L.A in Swansea informing me that a large quantity of their blank Vehicle Registration Certificates (The blue V5C Logbook) have been stolen, and as a result every recorded vehicle keeper in the country will now be issued with a all new Red logbook with immediate effect.

Can anybody else shed any light on this matter ? Thanks.
Yeah, apparently DVLA are informing people that a large quantity of blank Vehicle Registration Certificates (The blue V5c logbook) have been stolen and as a result every recorded vehicle keeper in the country will now be issued with a new red logbook as soon as possible.

Anything else?
 
#9
Right, try telling that to the dozens of bikers who were forced to retake their tests, at their own expense and inconvenience, after the motorcycle qualification was stripped off their licences. No appeals, no reasoning, just 'tough, deal with it'.
I had the opposite...I passed my bike test first, then the car, swapped to a "new style" licence and had it returned with various HGV "passes" on it...one of which was passed when I was 13. I am dead good me!

Needless to say, I never went back to tell them incase my bike pass went missing.
 
#10
Given the fact that the log books were stolen over 12 months ago, this is pretty speedy service.

Wait, they were stolen in 2006. Sweet Jesus.
Come on...give them time to finish their tea break.

Rodney2q
 
#11
Isn't that enough ?

How about the fact that your vehicle can now be ordered to breakdown via a remote control signal sent to its computer management system.

A great idea to force you buy parts and have software reprogrammed from your main dealer at silly prices.

Of Course, we will only be told that this technology is for the disablement of stolen vehicles, yeh right.
And read this.......
Link ... McAfee warns of security holes in car computer systems - The Inquirer

Happy Motoring. :)
 
#13
Isn't that enough ?

How about the fact that your vehicle can now be ordered to breakdown via a remote control signal sent to its computer management system.

A great idea to force you buy parts and have software reprogrammed from your main dealer at silly prices.

Of Course, we will only be told that this technology is for the disablement of stolen vehicles, yeh right.
And read this.......
Link ... McAfee warns of security holes in car computer systems - The Inquirer

Happy Motoring. :)
Nothing new. I take it you are to young to have driven a soviet socialist republic of British leyland Product.

And yes DVLA are bobbins.
 
#14
Quite so. I was watching Police Interceptors (the gash TV prog, not the actual rozzers out and about) the other day, anyway they pulled over this bloke and asked to see his licence. His assertion was that the DVLA had it, cue copper, 'Well licences don't just go missing mate do they?'. Right, try telling that to the dozens of bikers who were forced to retake their tests, at their own expense and inconvenience, after the motorcycle qualification was stripped off their licences. No appeals, no reasoning, just 'tough, deal with it'.
Oh my, bikers have taken driving tests! I don't believe it!
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#15
Isn't that enough ?

How about the fact that your vehicle can now be ordered to breakdown via a remote control signal sent to its computer management system.

A great idea to force you buy parts and have software reprogrammed from your main dealer at silly prices.

Of Course, we will only be told that this technology is for the disablement of stolen vehicles, yeh right.
And read this.......
Link ... McAfee warns of security holes in car computer systems - The Inquirer

Happy Motoring. :)
Hope they try it on my Bedford. If they want my car they can take its insured.
 

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