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# 174965 12-Jun-2015 12:03
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Hi,

I drive a company car which has an expired registration (expired end Feb 15).

I have reminded my boss several times of this, but he doesn't seem too fussed. My question is who would be fined if this is spotted on the road in its unlicensed state? Me personally or the registered owner, my boss?

Thanks for your help.

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  # 1323299 12-Jun-2015 12:06
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you are if you're driving the Vehicle it is your responsibility to make sure the vehicle is legally allowed on the road 

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  # 1323303 12-Jun-2015 12:10
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i think similar to how a truck driver is responsible for their load (even if someone else loaded the truck) as the driver of the company car it's your responsibility to check its regoed and warranted. Even though this isn't your financial responsibility.

In theory I don't think your employer should be knowingly allowing this to occur

Just My opinion tho

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  # 1323305 12-Jun-2015 12:13
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kiwipeter: Hi,

I drive a company car which has an expired registration (expired end Feb 15).

I have reminded my boss several times of this, but he doesn't seem too fussed. My question is who would be fined if this is spotted on the road in its unlicensed state? Me personally or the registered owner, my boss?

Thanks for your help.


You would be.  The driver is responsible  for the legal and safety status of the vehicle.

Your only option would be to refuse to drive until it is rectified. 

If you look through your contract you will probably find that it states this.



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  # 1323307 12-Jun-2015 12:17
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Did you remind him via email, so you have a "recorded" trail ?

Whilst you could refuse to drive, I guess the car is needed for visiting customers, and you'd not be able to perform your primary job function without the car.

Bit of a catch-22 :-)





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  # 1323308 12-Jun-2015 12:17
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Thank you everyone - I thought that might be the case. Will ask again and give a deadline for renewal (I might have to dig out the bus pass!).

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  # 1323312 12-Jun-2015 12:27
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what sort of a company boss doesn't care if their company cars are legal or not?

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  # 1323319 12-Jun-2015 12:39
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Maybe he is waiting until July 1st (when relicensing costs go down).

He will be disappointed if he is, because I'm pretty certain Car Licensing is backdated.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1323322 12-Jun-2015 12:42
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kiwipeter: Thank you everyone - I thought that might be the case. Will ask again and give a deadline for renewal (I might have to dig out the bus pass!).


Are you joking? The deadline was back in February. He doesn't have a choice and either do you. The car is not licensed for use on New Zealand roads. You cannot drive it until it is relicensed. End of story.






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  # 1323324 12-Jun-2015 12:45
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Park it in central Auckland for a while. He'll be liable for the ticket then.




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  # 1323325 12-Jun-2015 12:47
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SepticSceptic: Did you remind him via email, so you have a "recorded" trail ?

Whilst you could refuse to drive, I guess the car is needed for visiting customers, and you'd not be able to perform your primary job function without the car.

Bit of a catch-22 :-)

No catch 22 at all, your employer cannot require you to break the law.




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  # 1323336 12-Jun-2015 12:52
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I would be finding myself a new employer, personally. Or at least refuse to use the vehicle until it is road legal. You will be liable for any infringement while you're driving an unlicensed vehicle, and if your boss doesn't care to renew it, I doubt he'll care to pay your fines for you.

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  # 1323338 12-Jun-2015 12:58
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trig42: He will be disappointed if he is, because I'm pretty certain Car Licensing is backdated.


correct, its called continuous vehicle licensing and will be back dated.

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  # 1323380 12-Jun-2015 13:41
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coffeebaron: Park it in central Auckland for a while. He'll be liable for the ticket then.


Definitely true, the registered owner would be receiving a $200 infringement notice in no time.

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  # 1323385 12-Jun-2015 13:49
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I'd be looking for a new job.  This is a clear hint.




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  # 1323390 12-Jun-2015 14:00
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Thanks - I've sent him another email and this time I think he has taken the hint and gone off to the Post Shop. Thing is it's not just my car, it's also a colleagues and (get this) his own car!

Silly sod.



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