posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:45 AM
Dave is your perfect example of how a little knowledge is dangerous! Dave does not understand that the law he cites is from times before the motor
vehicle was invented and has now been superceded by newer more appropriate laws. Whilst, I do think freedoms have been limited unneccessarily in many
instances, this is not one of them!
There are very good reasons for making people have a license to drive, pay road tax, MOT and insurance.
A driving license is required to show that you have acquired proficiency in controlling what in untrained hands is a dangerous weapon that can injure,
maim and kill. As long as you take the test and pass you are freely allowed to drive!
Road tax is required to pay for the construction and usage of 'public' roads. If he was using them as he was, then he is entitled to contribute to
the building, upkeep and maintainence of the 'public' roads.
MOT's are required to prove the car is roadworthy and not a danger to himself or anyone else, this is understandable and not a big expense as long as
the car is roadworthy. If the car is not then you have the option to correct the situation.
Insurance, is required for the safety of yourself and others, damage caused to other vehicles or your own and the same said people's health. I wonder
what his opinion would be if his car was damaged by another car and he was injured, with the other driver stating 'sorry I have no insurance, driving
license, MOT or Road Tax?'
As to whether Insurance being a big scam, I have had traffic accidents, even had a car 'witten off', I have been hospitalised for emergency
operations and I have come to regard insurance as a necessity. If you want to have the freedom to drive, you have to have responsibility!
In my opinion, Dave should have the book thrown at him for the full extent of the law, to teach him that he is not special, cannot endanger others or
waste Police time as he did with his ridiculous arguments.
I was in absolute disgust at his demands to see Police Government Issued I.D. when he had none to show himself, played games that he does not have a
name or address, etc. If he wants to be a total non-entity - treat him like one! He should be locked up or sent packing to somewhere like Antartica
where he can do what he likes and doesn't have to obey any laws. To some people here who claim he is sane and educated, that does not stop him acting
like an idiot!