[LMB] OT: Wreck update

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Oct 29 12:30:04 BST 2021


On Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:27:18 -0500, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>I'm glad you're okay too.
>In Nebraska you have to show proof of insurance to renew your license tag.

Sensible system.

In the UK, it's all online now; a cop can enter the VRM¹ into a data
terminal, and it can tell instantly if the vehicle is insured, taxed,
and has had its MOT², where required.

And indeed, any third party can get two of those; Tax and MOT status,
from a simple website.

¹Vehicle Registration Mark, the official name for what's usually
referred to as the registration or number plate.
²Ministry Of Transport test - annual mandatory safety and emissions
inspection from year three.
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"If it's in the news don't worry about it. The news, by definition,
is about incredibly rare risks."   - Bruce Scheier



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