Wild camping part - 2

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  1. ips

    ips Read Only Funster

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    Oh and another matter re-wild camping. Were does the law stand with regards to having had a drink ?

    Scenario 1 - Your parked on a lay by on the Hadrians wall road, and both you and wifey have had a drink, plod turns up to see whats going on ???

    Scenario 2 - As above but wifey hasnt had a drink and is named driver however you are sitting on drivers seat looking at the view with keys in ignition. ???

    Scenario 3 - As above but wifey has keys in her pocket ???
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    any one of the three could get you a ban:Eeek:

    scenario 1 could be a problem if told to move on. the only way round that would be to get as letter from the copper stating he told you to move even though you could be over the limit and that is never going to happen:Doh:then he/she would probably do you for being in charge.....no win situation.
    saying that....if you were ready for bed, curtains/blinds drawn etc and plod came a-knocking, most would realise you arent moving and tell you to be gone by morning. (unless you're in a dangerous position)

    scenario 2 and 3 definately will.....you are in charge of the vehicle.

    the only solution would be to give the keys to someone not in the van then you cant drive it. could be a pub landlord but where you going to find one of them in a layby:Doh:
     
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    this can still be the problem on a campsite read most the rules that say traffic laws apply as they allow acess to the police and other services so the same canhappen on a camp site quite a few sites we stayed on in the past state this the bigest being shell island nr barmouth and folks still drive around there why i dont know so wild or campsitethe same can happen we have delt with this prob for years as a driver of a hgv and no one can shed light on it includeing the law
     
  4. ips

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    Sounds like as I expected ........ a mine field. Spose the only answer really is to drink Tea :BigGrin:
     
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    There is another option, ------------------------------ become a tugger,--------------- oooohhh
     
  6. ips

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    God no.....never again. :Rofl1:
     
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    I think if you are off the puplic highway the the traffic law's do not apply, also this problem (if it is a problem) does not seem to make it self present outside the UK.

    Roll on September.

    Doug...
     
  8. Mike-H

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    Here`s a teaser.... Suppose your drive wheels are on levelling ramps. Are you technically, for the purposes of law, not on the Queens Highway? :Wink:
     
  9. ips

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    Oooh good one...:BigGrin:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thats no different to putting a carrierbag under you're wheels.....you're still parked on it though:Doh:
     
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  11. Mike-H

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    ...but you are required to lift the driving wheels of a vehicle from the road if you need to transport it and have no tax ie to a mot station or a garage for repairs. Get my drift?
     
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    getting off topic here but you ARE ALLOWED to DRIVE to a PRE-ARRANGED MOT without tax and the drive wheel dont need to be lifted to tow.....look at the RAC and AA....still using straight bars and A frames for short haul recovery.:thumb:
     
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