“Do you have a license for that?” said the council worker. “You what mate?” replied the white van man.
The council worker edged his nose further into the van window…
“The empty crisp packets and bottles, sir…do you have a license for that?”
“Your having a bubble bath, aint ya?”
You, the faithful reader of CVI might be thinking this is a laugh, but we can assure you this is no joke. This is something that actually happened.
In Hertfordshire to be exact, where a roofer was just chilling out in his white van and enjoying a break before he got back to fixing tiles and pointing up ridges.
Sure, there was empty crisp packets and water bottles in his van. Maybe even some empty pot noodles. Who cares? This is his van and his choice. Thousands of white van men do exactly the same thing. It eventually gets cleaned.
Well, it appears that white van owners are no longer safe. You can’t do what you want in your own van, without jobsworth council workers sticking their noses in and trying to rob you of your own hard earned money.
Like a modern day Dick Turpin, these council workers roam the roads of the UK with nothing better to do.
“A license or a fine,” is what they say, and unfortunately you don’t have any choice in the matter.
Just like the white van man in the story…he couldn’t produce a license so he got slapped with a £300 fine, all for having a few empty wrappers in his van.
“What a load of rubbish!” is what we say here at Cheap Van Insurance.
Isn’t it time these council workers got a real job, and left hard working white van owners alone to get on with theirs.
He wasn’t fly tipping. He wasn’t chucking it in someone’s garden. He wasn’t throwing it out of the window.
It was in his own van! These are crazy times, that’s for sure.
Here at CVI we would like to reach out to every white van man and woman who has ever been a victim of this kind of injustice.
These bureaucrats might wield their power over you with stupid fines but you can fight back using our 3 minute form.
The next time you get a £300 fine you can laugh in the face of the council worker handing it over.
“What’s so funny?” they will demand to know.
“I’m with CVI…I’ve already saved a packet!”
So what are you waiting for? Compare van insurance with us today and make a £300 fine seem like chump change.