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Lisa1976
17-02-2010, 01:01 PM
Hubby got stopped by the police on Monday for talking on his mobile

We fly out to Orlando on Saturday and of course they've taken his card and paper driving licence to send off to have the points put on.

The policeman gave him a formal notice sheet thingy (sorry haven't a clue what its really called) which has all his details, driving licence number of etc and on the back it states that it suffices as his driving licence until his card and paper come back.

Now of course we are suppose to be hiring a car when we get to MCO on Saturday afternoon with both myself and hubby driving. What are the chances that the people behind the Dollar counter will accept the piece of paper hubby has?

I doubt it for a second that they will and I will have to do all the driving much to my disgust, but hubby is adamant about trying.

I am so annoyed with him its not funny!!!

Tinkfan
17-02-2010, 01:41 PM
:hug2: If it's not back on time, make sure that you have other forms of ID with you ,birth certificate and something that has a picture on it if possible. Good luck!!! Men!!LOL

Lisa1976
17-02-2010, 01:51 PM
Oh don't get me started on men, he has had it double barrell I can tell you!

Its a long shot, but we'll take all of that and see what happens, thankfully we haven't got a car for the full two weeks this time, just two days at the beginning and two days at the end of our holiday, but I still don't want to do all the driving, oh well

arkvilla
17-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Have you got the little plastic card driving license - this is what I use and no one has asked for my paper one.

Sandra

Lisa1976
17-02-2010, 02:00 PM
No unfortunately the copper took both parts :(

arkvilla
17-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Ouch :thumbsdown:

Dawn
17-02-2010, 03:14 PM
I'd make him pay for taxis. :evil:

ukwdwnut
17-02-2010, 03:15 PM
No unfortunately the copper took both parts :(

the plastic part has no use for them to send of to have just the paper part stamped with the points, why the heck has he taken that too, id go back and ask for it

Britchick
17-02-2010, 03:33 PM
i think he owes you some serious shopping!!

Lisa1976
17-02-2010, 03:53 PM
the plastic part has no use for them to send of to have just the paper part stamped with the points, why the heck has he taken that too, id go back and ask for it

Probably because he was a jobs worth in an unmarked car, who was having a bad day and wanted to ruin our holiday :unsure:

Oh don't worry Brit, he is certainly paying - he hasn't been allowed on his PS3 since. Oh i'm so mean :D

Rosie0610
17-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Oh don't worry Brit, he is certainly paying - he hasn't been allowed on his PS3 since. Oh i'm so mean :D

Heehee!!

Sorry this has happened. It is a good thing you will be able to drive and you'll only have the car for a few days.

Thank goodness for other forms of transportation!

Ursula
17-02-2010, 04:04 PM
I would make him piggyback you everywhere.....

Tink
17-02-2010, 05:49 PM
As long as you are prepared for the rental car attendent to refuse the paper, then you won't be surprised.

It may be ok, and then again it may not. Worth trying though.

Isafari
17-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Good luck Lisa, I hope it goes well :hug2:

Britchick
17-02-2010, 06:04 PM
have you thought about emailing them? i'm a bit concerned that if he's the lead on the car hire you may not be able to pick the car up. When we arrived in Atlanta last year Jon went to get the baggage and i went to the car rental place- they wouldn't let me start the paperwork as it was in his name although i paid with my credit card!!

Lisa1976
17-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Thankfully I booked both lots of car hire in my name as the lead driver, so ok there.

dumbo77
17-02-2010, 06:43 PM
firstly i know this might not go down well but the police officer was only doing his job as its very dangerous to use a mobile while driving a car (i work in a hospital and see far too often the repercussions of this) saying that im pretty sure a very stern telling off would have sufficed.
like others have said email the hire company explaining the situation and see where you stand failing that ring dvla and ask them if u can drive down n pick up the plastic card part of dh license as he needs it for the holiday.

keith
17-02-2010, 08:37 PM
firstly i know this might not go down well but the police officer was only doing his job as its very dangerous to use a mobile while driving a car (i work in a hospital and see far too often the repercussions of this)

oh but yah know, it's dangerous for folks to turn round to see what's up with the screaming baby, shout at the kids, light a cigarette, play with the radio, put makeup on, read maps whilst driving, but it's only the cell phone that's a nice easy target to get the driving offence stats up :)

anyway let's drop that one because I'm sure Lisa doesn't need to feel any worse about it :(


saying that im pretty sure a very stern telling off would have sufficed.

agreed, first time it should be a "come on, you know thats a bit silly dont you" second time a fine, third time fine and points.


like others have said email the hire company explaining the situation and see where you stand failing that ring dvla and ask them if u can drive down n pick up the plastic card part of dh license as he needs it for the holiday.

yeah agreed, we recently lost a v5 and had to go to a local dvla office and they were pretty brilliant about doing all the paperwork really quickly :yes: it's good idea

Lisa1976
18-02-2010, 09:05 AM
Thanks Keith :)

Unfortunately we are not where need a DVLA office.

Oh well never mind, im sure we will survive, afterall I don't mind driving in Florida so we will be fine. I'm just glad i had the sense to put me as the lead driver.

Anyway I can't be unhappy too long as we are off to Gatwick tomorrow, flying Saturday morning :D

ukwdwnut
18-02-2010, 10:05 AM
as you say lisa its not the end of the world as you like driving over there.....so just have a great holiday and loads of pix when you get back :D

Tink
18-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Have a great time Lisa!!! And just think! You'll be able to say, "HUSH! I'm driving..." as you merrily pilot the car to wherever YOU want to go. :D :D :hug2:

Tinkfan
18-02-2010, 02:00 PM
:wave: I see many visits to the outlets in store for hubby!!! have a great trip!