NMAG

NMAG (pronounced en-mag), is a force to represent Britain’s motorists and provide them with an authoritative, well-informed voice.  We aim to help motorists find information and support to protect and further their interests and rights in motoring matters. NMAG is concerned with many issues including parking rules and unfair enforcement, speed limits and unfair enforcement, congestion charging, problems with the DVLA and private land parking, fuel taxation, and issues such…

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NMAG

NMAG (pronounced en-mag), is a force to represent Britain’s motorists and provide them with an authoritative informed voice.  We aim to help motorists find information and support to protect and further their interests and rights in motoring matters.

NMAG is concerned with many issues including parking rules and unfair enforcement, speed limits and unfair enforcement, congestion charging, problems with the DVLA and private land parking, fuel taxation, and issues such as road works nuisance.

By harnessing the latent power of 36 million motorists we can compel local and national politicians to take proper account of our needs and end the unfairness in policies that they foist upon us.

We are not against controls and regulation for the sake of it but, like many long-suffering motorists, we are tired of over-regulation, petty and disproportionate enforcement and being treated like a bottomless cash-point for local authorities and the Treasury.

Environmental, quality of life and road safety issues associated with motoring must be managed but there is a proper democratic process for creating the reasonable and necessary laws, taxes and duties that motorists should observe and pay. Taxation by the back door and politically-motivated motoring-related policies are wrong, undemocratic and unfair.

Lobbying and Legal Actions

NMAG will provide and create funding for the Motorists’ Legal Challenge Fund.  The only way to influence and change bad policy is often by challenging it in the courts. The fund’s purpose it to support important cases and judicial review challenges that would otherwise not happen because of the prohibitive costs of achieving justice.

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Campaigns

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Private land parking & the DVLA

The private parking industry could not function without access to your personal data. The DVLA sells it to them. The details about who you are, where you live and the car you own are held by the DVLA. However the DVLA has done a deal with Private Parking Companies (PPCs) and routinely sells them details about…

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Refunding unlawful penalty charges

Millions of Penalty Charge Notices (parking and moving traffic contraventions) and Fixed Penalty Notices (speeding and traffic offences) are issued every year. Considerable numbers of these have been shown to have been unlawfully imposed and it is NMAG’s position that as a matter of justice and fairness that such unlawfully imposed penalties should be automatically…

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Latest press reports

Ceredigion parking chief appears in court accused of misconduct in office

Posted on 29th May 2015 at 6:09 pm

A CEREDIGION Council officer has appeared in court accused of wilful misconduct.

Katy Spain, aged 29, of Clos y Dderwen, Blaenplwyf, appeared before Aberystwyth magistrates on Wednesday.

It is alleged that Spain, Parking Services Manager at Ceredigion Council, wilfully misconducted herself while acting as a public officer, in a way which…

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Camden Council U-turns over driver’s parking fine – because only warning sign was 30 metres away

Posted on 29th May 2015 at 6:02 pm

Red-faced council chiefs have refunded a man whose car was towed so workers could trim the trees of leafy Hampstead – because the only warning sign was 30 metres away and obscured by leaves.

Camden Council blamed contractors for not displaying “no parking” notices prominently enough after video producer Fei…

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Tories call for a 10-minute parking grace period in Wales after figures show motorists spent £15 million in fines

Posted on 29th May 2015 at 6:00 pm

The Welsh Conservatives have uncovered figures that drivers were issued with 500,000 parking tickets and penalty notices over three years.

The Welsh Conservatives have called for a 10-minute grace period for parking to be introduced across Wales after figures showed at least £15.4m has been collected from parking tickets over…

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