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Old 14th May 2018, 10:27 PM
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Friend got pulled over at a checkpoint, the Ban Garda wanted to know why no insurance disc on the bike !! Friend had to produce documents at the cop shop. Obviously a rookie error by the Garda involved, but got me thinking, why not have insurance discs for bikes ?
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Old 14th May 2018, 10:30 PM
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Cos theyd be robbed
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Old 14th May 2018, 10:34 PM
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Old 14th May 2018, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: insurance discs for bikes ???

Originally Posted by Cylinderhead
Friend got pulled over at a checkpoint, the Ban Garda wanted to know why no insurance disc on the bike !! Friend had to produce documents at the cop shop. Obviously a rookie error by the Garda involved, but got me thinking, why not have insurance discs for bikes ?
usually, one call or a computer check and they will know
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:04 PM
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ooh yeah, back to the stone age, that's the way forward.
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Old 14th May 2018, 11:07 PM
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I carry a photocopy of my policy foled up with my licence. All the info is there Insurance company name,number, etc. They can do their own checks if they want. Save you haveing to go to the station to produce.
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Old 15th May 2018, 06:41 AM
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Dont want to start Garda bashing because I think they have an incredibly hard job. However, not surprising but still scary that a Garda can make it all the way through the training at Templemore, then be tasked with manning a checkpoint (where the main job is to check vehicles) but without the most basic and rudimentary knowledge of the legal requirements for the vehicles that they are meant to be checking.
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Old 15th May 2018, 06:47 AM
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think thats bad, mate of mine was stopped by customs (diesel checkpoint) driving a classic cage, number plate was old irish number but yer wan (yep female) wanted to impound the vehicle cos he was driving around on a 'foreign' reg, i kid you not.
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Old 15th May 2018, 08:06 AM
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Wimmens.......
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Old 15th May 2018, 08:52 AM
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I've never been asked for insurance on check points to be honest. They always look at the tax disc.

I do have a copy of the policy on my phone just in case, but even if you are involved in a crash you have like 10 days or something like that to produce proof of insurance.


Maybe they suspected it was a robbed bike???
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Old 15th May 2018, 08:58 AM
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Rules of the road state clearly there is no obligation to carry an insurance cert whilst riding a motorbike. However I was advised by Garda to carry a photocopy of it on me just for the sake of convenience to prove that I am not some kind of chancer. It's a bit of a catch 22 situation, I believe they dont have a magic database of tax AND insurance details for the vehicle/driver.
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Old 15th May 2018, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Cylinderhead
Friend got pulled over at a checkpoint, the Ban Garda wanted to know why no insurance disc on the bike !! Friend had to produce documents at the cop shop. Obviously a rookie error by the Garda involved, but got me thinking, why not have insurance discs for bikes ?
Ya shouldda reminded her that you pay her wages .. !!

Normally carry a copy of policy with me - saves the hassle of having to go to my local cop shop(which tends to be closed more than open).

btw ... was she good looking and did you get her number..!
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Old 15th May 2018, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SUGS
Ya shouldda reminded her that you pay her wages .. !!

Normally carry a copy of policy with me - saves the hassle of having to go to my local cop shop(which tends to be closed more than open).

btw ... was she good looking and did you get her number..!
Why da fuck would ya, every heart to heart conversation would start with " ya have the right to remain silent...."
Granted that's good advice at the best of times....but still.

Though suppose there is the handcuffs if ya are into that sort of thing...be a pal, me number is 0876#[email protected]%91.
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Old 15th May 2018, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Weevil 2.0
Rules of the road state clearly there is no obligation to carry an insurance cert whilst riding a motorbike. However I was advised by Garda to carry a photocopy of it on me just for the sake of convenience to prove that I am not some kind of chancer. It's a bit of a catch 22 situation, I believe they dont have a magic database of tax AND insurance details for the vehicle/driver.
Theres no insurance database that the gardai have access to.
The only way they know your insurance info is from what you put in to the tax renewal.
Other than that they have to ring the insurance company and see if you are still insured.
There was a lot of young cagers getting insurance on the drip, paying the first instalment to get the cert and then bouncing the rest. Big headache for the law as they had to ring in every cert to see was it valid.
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Old 15th May 2018, 01:52 PM
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Fuck em....they are incompetent. They don't even meet the minimum standards for performing their duties.
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Old 15th May 2018, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by me2
Why da fuck would ya, every heart to heart conversation would start with " ya have the right to remain silent...."
Granted that's good advice at the best of times....but still.

Though suppose there is the handcuffs if ya are into that sort of thing...be a pal, me number is 0876#[email protected]%91.
..she could put that baton to good use ... yikes .. !
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Old 15th May 2018, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Cylinderhead
Friend got pulled over at a checkpoint
Why did he stop?
Emoji's not working so I can't add the smiley face.
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Old 15th May 2018, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by PADDYOT
Dont want to start Garda bashing.
Why not? It's almost as much fun as Harley bashing.

Originally Posted by PADDYOT
I think they have an incredibly hard job.
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Old 15th May 2018, 03:37 PM
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They all e-mail copies to you now.
Just open your e-mail account on your phone & show it to them.
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Old 15th May 2018, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by flinzer
They all e-mail copies to you now.
Just open your e-mail account on your phone & show it to them.
Because if you're out on a ride, you're most likely not to have any phone service
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