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Old May 10th 2010, 9:45 am
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Like I mentioned on the RHD car thread we are borrowng a very dodgy van type thing while our car is being repaired (yet again).

If it is illegal can someone please tell me who would get in trouble if we were stopped - us, him or both of us.

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Old May 10th 2010, 9:54 am
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I would have thought the person driving the vehicle is responsible for the legality of the vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Madridboy
I would have thought the person driving the vehicle is responsible for the legality of the vehicle.
Ummm!!!! Me too.

We have asked him about our concerns and he says that the car is in the process of being matriculated onto spanish plates.

Dosent make sense to me and the guardia seem to love hanging around at the entrance to our estate.

We have already been stopped in our own car. At least our car is legal but he let us pass as his son is in my daughters class at school.
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Default Re: Driving illegal car

Originally Posted by paintermujer
If it is illegal can someone please tell me who would get in trouble if we were stopped - us, him or both of us.
Since you know it is illegal you will and probably the owner as well unless he manages to wriggle out of it.

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Originally Posted by paintermujer
Ummm!!!! Me too.

We have asked him about our concerns and he says that the car is in the process of being matriculated onto spanish plates.

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If it's a commercial type van then it cant be matriculated onto Spanish plates, it's not allowed.
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Quite simply, it is illegal for a Spanish resident to drive a foreign plated vehicle.
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this is hombre on the mrs account. The vehicle is a nissan serena , sort of small minibus
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I suspect that the trouble is, if you are stopped then the 'van' may be impounded - so you'd both be in the brown stuff!
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Default Re: Driving illegal car

The owner of the vehicle os responsible for the road worthiness of the car, along with ITV, etc.

The driver is responsible for the occupants wearing seat belts, drink driving, etc.

In reality, should you be stopped, I suspect that you would be fined for some spurious reason, and the owner would get some nasties in the post.
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Originally Posted by valenciatim
Quite simply, it is illegal for a Spanish resident to drive a foreign plated vehicle.
Is that true
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
If it's a commercial type van then it cant be matriculated onto Spanish plates, it's not allowed.
They say it is a Nissan Serena (people carrier).
I have a similar and was told it is classed as a furgoneta (van) and all that goes with that i.e. different regs to ITV etc
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Originally Posted by twistedmelon
Is that true
It has been discussed before, yes it is true!
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Originally Posted by valenciatim
It has been discussed before, yes it is true!
Sorry, didn't know it had been discussed before.
It maybe true in theory but in practice it doesn't appear to be.
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Originally Posted by valenciatim
It has been discussed before, yes it is true!
I don't really want to open all this up again but some STILL say that disability vehicles do NOT have to be matriculated and that one can easily have them replaced (every 2 or 3 years) with the full knowledge of the peeps in the UK!
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Originally Posted by twistedmelon
Sorry, didn't know it had been discussed before.
It maybe true in theory but in practice it doesn't appear to be.
That is the reason they impound foreign cars until the plates are changed and paperwork is made legal.
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