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

Finchley Road camera earns TfL £1million in parking fines in just one year

Posted on 25th October 2014 at 4:26 pm

A CCTV camera overlooking a tiny stretch of a road in Swiss Cottage has led to motorists being fined almost £1million in penalty charges over the past year alone – and many could be due for a refund, a London cab driver has discovered.

The Transport for London (TfL) camera,…

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Traders plead with Harrow Council to give struggling area a fairer deal on parking

Posted on 24th October 2014 at 2:15 pm

1,359 people signed a petition handed to Harrow Council’s Labour administration calling for the rate to be cut from 80p to 20p for the first hour on weekdays at the Cambridge Road municipal car park where drivers used to enjoy an hour’s free parking until July 2013.

Rashmi Padya, who…

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Bridge Avenue parking fines to be refunded in Maidenhead

Posted on 24th October 2014 at 2:06 pm

Drivers who were wrongly hit with fines for parking in Bridge Avenue in Maidenhead between March 17-24 will be given full refunds.

The Royal Borough's cabinet member for environmental services, Cllr Carwyn Cox, says the council will contact the drivers directly to pay back their fines.

Free one hour parking in…

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