smac: That's the point - technically you were breaking the law when you left the VTNZ as you knew the vehicle was unsafe (leaking exhaust will always be deemed unsafe as opposed to just not up to regs). There may well be allowances etc, but if the Council decide to stick to their guns, it's up to you to decide how hard you want to fight.
smac: I think people in this thread are confusing 'the law' with how it is enforced.
Whether or not an offence occurred can be debated on the merits of the case, with the legislation in mind.
Debating whether or not a particular enforcement authority will/should/might let someone off a ticket due to some policy they have, or the kindness of their heart, or because it's not worth them arguing it, is an entirely different thing.
graemeh: Read the different legislation, write back to WCC again pointing out the relevant sections and if that doesn't work fight them in court.
Regs:graemeh: Read the different legislation, write back to WCC again pointing out the relevant sections and if that doesn't work fight them in court.
remember that the offence is actually "failing to display a current wof/rego..", not "failing to have a current wof/rego"
markh14: how did the officer know your wof had expired? I can't read my sticker from the outside.
I haven't managed to find it but there will be legislation or regulation somewhere allowing you to drive the vehicle for the purpose of getting a WOF.
Bung:markh14: how did the officer know your wof had expired? I can't read my sticker from the outside.
Year in big numbers and month punched out on the edge of the label. If you've got it stuck so far up the windscreen that you can't see it through the sun strip you could probably get done for that.