999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

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999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70040Post Orinoco
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:12 am

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news- ... bill-shock

Does she have a point?
Are the HA right to remove her car and charge for it?
Are the HA cashing in on someone's misfortune?

Do the HA have a responsibility to other road users to have the car immediately removed on safety grounds?

If the casualty is already in the Ambo' being treated and the TO doesn't get the opportunity to speak before they are whisked off to hospital, what are his/her options considering the driver/owner hasn't been advised of their options?
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70041Post mondeoman
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:20 am

Just another person who feels they have no responsibility towards their actions.Does she think she can leave her car blocking the hard shoulder ( and sometimes the only emergency access route) of a busy motorway for however long she wants to? Sorry, No sympathy.
Breakdown cover should be made compoulsory with all insurance cover, so may have avoided this situation. I bet the press dont publish when the HA refund her, which they will, and have done before in same circumstances.
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70043Post Race Track
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:21 pm

Loving the comments on the website!

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70045Post CraigDavid
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:34 pm

All she has to do is ask for her money back. She'll probably get more than she asks for, a bunch of flowers a box of choclates a visit of the Transport Minister and a full page apology in the national press.

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70046Post Race Track
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:51 pm

A Private Messenger tells me she already got her money back, before she went to the press. Oh, and the press already knew that...

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70053Post Mr Cholet
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Interesting that the comments seem to disagree with the driver - I might of presumed they'd all be up in arms 8-)

It's always a bit of a bummer having to remove a car when the driver has been taken ill, but more often than not it's the only option, short of leaving it for days..

And I wish the press wouldn't refer to NVRS - I'm sure a good proportion of the people will read that and think "oh yeah, those guys in the black and yellow 4x4s"..


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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70055Post kipper
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:53 pm

she was handed a yellow slip by ambulance staff, which she was told to put away for when she collected her car, but as she felt disorientated, she didn’t read it.
" Yellow slip " :?: (stick-it note or something else :slch: ) Can someone enlighten us on that one ? or is it a regional pamphlet thing :?:
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70064Post Chocolate boy
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:22 pm

For the amount of differences in how much you pay for cover such as £100's for the RAC top wack and £39 or something like that for GF, basic cover should be added onto your insurance which would average out to I guess £40 a year extra, like it or not. If the inevitable happens then we do a check on who the insurance/cover is with and the recovery is called. Simples.
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Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:45 pm

Race Track wrote:Loving the comments on the website!
Seen them.. LOL
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70066Post Nighthawk
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Race Track wrote:A Private Messenger tells me she already got her money back, before she went to the press. Oh, and the press already knew that...
How come I'm not at all suprised!
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70134Post Orinoco
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:51 am

UPDATE!

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news- ... ets-refund

"A SICK motorist wrongly fined by the Highways Agency has got her money back, thanks to the Chronicle."

"She was fined £150 for the recovery of the car and a £20 daily holding fee."

"But thanks to intervention from the Chronicle, the Highways Agency has revoked the charge."


Lets hear it for the Great British Press :slbi:

Why let the truth get in the way of a good story. She'd got her refund before this went to press, or at least was told she was getting a refund of her "FINE".

Nice if they'd print some of the thousands of happy customer stories, but that isn't the sort of"news" that sells "rags". Another frustrated journo. stuck on a regional rag trying to make a name at any cost and break free!!
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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70135Post Nighthawk
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:07 pm

"A SICK motorist wrongly fined by the Highways Agency has got her money back, thanks to the Chronicle."
What's all this crap about being fined? Since when did the HA fine motorists? It's the cost of having the vehicle recovered! Typical that the press can't get it right! As as per usual, the HA just lets them get away with it so they press can walk all over us! :slr:

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70873Post Sponge
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:15 am

A bit late to the party, but...

...would the AA/RAC (had she been a member) recovered the car in this instance? If so, what steps would/should have been taken to establish if she were a member and organise for such recovery? Or would it be a case of just get the HA boys in first to reduce delays?

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70875Post Race Track
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:18 am

Sponge wrote:A bit late to the party, but...

...would the AA/RAC (had she been a member) recovered the car in this instance? If so, what steps would/should have been taken to establish if she were a member and organise for such recovery? Or would it be a case of just get the HA boys in first to reduce delays?
Who holds on to the keys?

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Re: 999 sick driver’s big HA/NVRS bill shock !!

Post: # 70880Post TangoOscar31
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Race Track wrote:
Sponge wrote:A bit late to the party, but...

...would the AA/RAC (had she been a member) recovered the car in this instance? If so, what steps would/should have been taken to establish if she were a member and organise for such recovery? Or would it be a case of just get the HA boys in first to reduce delays?
Who holds on to the keys?
Recovery agent/police?

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