Govt Anti-Motorhome Policy Exposed

Yesterday, I revealed that 95% of Motor Caravans cannot be ticketed. This was in fact not correct, but has now been corrected. 100% of motor caravans cannot be ticketed! In addition, the “No Motor Caravan” signs are unlawful as they convey a false message. The sign below was introduced in 2012.

No Motor Caravans

On first inspection, the sign is lawful as it was approved by the Secretary of State. This is confirmed in the letter below.

Norman Baker letter New Sign (2)

Yet the “No Motor Caravans” sign is unlawful, as 100% of motorhomes, as per the DfT vehicle stats below, are not listed as “Vehicle Category – M”. This is a fundamental requirement for a vehicle to qualify as a motor caravan as per the Directive 2007/46/EC.

Motor Caravan Definition (2)

This means that all motorhomers can lawfully park directly under a “No Motor Caravan” sign.

Department for Transport (DfT) Vehicle Statistics

In March 2014 the DfT produced the following statistics for motorhomes:

  • Missing – 166,170
  • M1 – 10,464
  • N1 – 17,515
  • N2 – 1,884
  • Other – 37,749
  • Total – 233,782

NB: The “missing” are those which have not been given a Vehicle Category.

International Classification

There is an international classification for all vehicles. This is used by the UK, the EU and nearly every country in the world.

Cat M and N Table 1 (2)

Complaint To Department For Transport

From: ANDY

Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 5:13 PM

To: Dftcomplaints@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Cc: robert.goodwill.mp@parliament.uk

Subject: Complaint – Govt Anti-Motorhome Policy Exposed

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/govt-anti-motorhome-policy-exposed/

I would like to register a formal complaint against the DfT for authorising unlawful “No Motor Caravan” signs.

The signs make a false statement.

  • All “No Motor Caravan” signs in England must be removed.
  • All monies paid to Local Authorities who issued PCNs for “breaching” “No Motor Caravan” orders must be refunded.
  • If the signs remain in place each Local Authority is committing fraud.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

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