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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Its the polices job to police .... NOT YOURS.
    but then what will people do with their lives? and to take it too far, if you saw a murder, would you not report it because its not your job? back to cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Yeah - just heard back from our Club on this - nothing in writing from Vicroads regarding any changes in the pipeline - last time there were changes, they were well publicised to the clubs a long time in advance. Looks like it's all Chinese whispers at the moment - could well be on the cards, but not any time in the near future.

    Maybe if you have a car that's 25 to 28 years old you've been thinking about putting on club reg, now would be a good time.

    If you were waiting for a vehicle to tick over to 25 years, cross your fingers things don't change before that happens.

    Or to be safe, just buy older vehicles that will be eligible either way.
    I recon the age change has been 'added in' somewhere along the Chinese whispers......

    If you read the article in the link I posted earlier (assuming it's legit !) there is no mention of a change. Lots of minor changes, all OK and keeping in the right direction except....the change to the fine for not having the logbook filled in.
    I'll accept that it's possible to forget, I've driven down the road, remembered and pulled over to fill it out.

    Reducing it from $900 to $165 might encourage people to not complete their logbooks if they are running an older vehicle just to get cheap rego. I guess multiple offences will result in a bigger fine and the Club involved will be under scrutiny.

    I'm 'on the road' like yourself for several hours per day and regularly see Club Plated vehicles that are clearly being used for 'work' or should be on 'Modified ' not Club plates.

    I must get the Defender through a roady and get it onto Club Plates ! Problem is I have to remove the storage system and reinstate the rear seats as it's registered as a 9-seater.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    He's heard of the change to 30 years for eligability but has seen nothing in writing.

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    If this does come in it will just bring Vic back into line with just about all other jurisdictions in Aust which have a 30 year limit. I am not totally sure but I think Vic is the only one that has a 25 year limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    ....the change to the fine for not having the logbook filled in.
    I'll accept that it's possible to forget, I've driven down the road, remembered and pulled over to fill it out.

    Reducing it from $900 to $165 might encourage people to not complete their logbooks if they are running an older vehicle just to get cheap rego. I guess multiple offences will result in a bigger fine and the Club involved will be under scrutiny.

    I'm 'on the road' like yourself for several hours per day and regularly see Club Plated vehicles that are clearly being used for 'work' or should be on 'Modified ' not Club plates.
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    First offence maybe $165, second offence full rego fee equivalent, third offence............

    I'm contrasting this with what happened to a mate of mine who grew and sold hydro tomatoes.

    He's in a 2yo van driving down the coast doing deliveries, gets pulled over coz plate rec says unreg.

    Had payed on computer, had receipt number. Not paid for his vehicle, unreg. Put the wrong code in.

    Got fined $900 for unreg vehicle, had to sit there for a long time getting emergency reg and there were other costs.

    These days in Vic you get notified if your reg hasn't been paid by the due date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350RRC View Post
    First offence maybe $165, second offence full rego fee equivalent, third offence............

    I'm contrasting this with what happened to a mate of mine who grew and sold hydro tomatoes.

    He's in a 2yo van driving down the coast doing deliveries, gets pulled over coz plate rec says unreg.

    Had payed on computer, had receipt number. Not paid for his vehicle, unreg. Put the wrong code in.

    Got fined $900 for unreg vehicle, had to sit there for a long time getting emergency reg and there were other costs.

    DL

    i got pulled over for no rego once. was a funny convo.

    cop: sir, your car is out of rego
    me: but the rego doesnt run out til Wednesday!
    cop: sir... todays Thursday.
    me: oh


    she let me rego it on my phone while she waited. no fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    i got pulled over for no rego once. was a funny convo.

    cop: sir, your car is out of rego
    me: but the rego doesnt run out til Wednesday!
    cop: sir... todays Thursday.
    me: oh


    she let me rego it on my phone while she waited. no fine.
    I've had a few pleasant roadside conversations over 40 years that could have gone 'wrong' because I fitted that description of why I was stopped.

    Politeness, respect etc can go a long way and everyone's happy and no one has died and none were to do with reg.

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    I just hope I can go on club plates for my '99 Defender in a few years time. It & my '77 SWB hardly get used & I could get away with a 45 day rego for both. A few years ago I used to drive past a Mini on club plates outside a panel beater. It was there every day for 3 months solid & for the few times I drove past for the next year ( I think he moved on) if I were a copper, it wouldn't have been too hard to wander in and request a look at his logbook, as it was a main road & hardly discreet & yes I have been pulled over for log book check- but it soon became obvious the copper fancied the Landie I had at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 350RRC View Post
    I've had a few pleasant roadside conversations over 40 years that could have gone 'wrong' because I fitted that description of why I was stopped.

    Politeness, respect etc can go a long way and everyone's happy and no one has died and none were to do with reg.

    DL
    my other pleasant roadside conversations with a cop was when I was pulled over towing my 155mm howitzer on the way to the Tchaikovsky music festival. he didn't believe i was a musician and it was my instrument but he let me off with a stern warning not to invade Russia during the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapiles View Post
    I saw a standard Mercedes G-Wagen SWB on club plates yesterday ..... right.

    I've seen plenty of cars that are obviously daily drivers being driven on club plates, it's a scam that's overdue for a tighten up.
    The G-Wagen has been around a long time. I also think being a "shorty" increases the likelihood of it being an older model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJay View Post
    I just hope I can go on club plates for my '99 Defender in a few years time. It & my '77 SWB hardly get used & I could get away with a 45 day rego for both. A few years ago I used to drive past a Mini on club plates outside a panel beater. It was there every day for 3 months solid & for the few times I drove past for the next year ( I think he moved on) if I were a copper, it wouldn't have been too hard to wander in and request a look at his logbook, as it was a main road & hardly discreet & yes I have been pulled over for log book check- but it soon became obvious the copper fancied the Landie I had at the time.
    I got pulled over for a breath check at 6am just out side of Warwick towing my 80" to Stanthorpe for the Rover Car Club National Rally . After blowing "0" they held me up for another 15min's asking me about Landy.
    Another time I took Landy to Bundaberg on the back of the Hino , with same club, trip up was fine with only one stop at Maryborough , coming home wife wanted to stop coffee ect every couple of hours . when we came back to truck there would be people standing around Landy , then wanting to know all about her. Added around 2hr"s to trip home.

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