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The RDW as an executioner

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ER Classics Desktop 2022

rdw troublesWe have recently heard reports about classics that have been driving in the Netherlands for (dozens of) years and have always had their MOT carefull.

Apparently such a perfectly established classic can fall mercilessly during an RDW visit or check and then have a long life as a planter in front of him because the license plate is taken.


The cases we heard of concerned cars whose chassis number was not 'correctly' stamped or where the nameplates were not accepted. Consider the distances between the chevrons at Citroën or the format or type of lettering used. Or on a nameplate that is mounted with regular Praxis pop rivets if - worse still - self-taps.

rdw troublesHow did things like that ever come about? We do not know. Just as little as the owners, one of whom was only confronted with this situation after 30 years.

The only 'use' that we can find with these stories as 'appropriate' is that the Government is also doing everything in the margins to eradicate 'Old & Polluting' in favor of 'New & So-called Not Polluting'.

Because the story that electric driving would be sustainable only shows how the marketers have come to terms with the concept of 'sustainable'. In China, entire regions have become uninhabitable for generations due to the extraction of raw materials for batteries and solar cells ...

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