- It was well worth saving a few million on printing and admin then…
Isn’t that what they want?
Because then you can catch more people out and get more revenue from the fines then you would just the tax on its own.
Especially now there are cameras that will check the plate and spit out a fine automatically.
youd have to dig into this info
The data, published every two years, shows that the government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles last year.
The RAC said the decision to get rid of the paper tax disc three years ago has proved “costly”.
The measure was meant to have saved the Treasury £10m.
the canmeras are missleading, if its like speed cameras they cost more to run than they make in fines (hence why austerity has seen a lot turned off)Posted 2 years agobigyinnMember
Unless there are more ANPR cameras there was bound to be an escalation in duty evasion because there is no longer a visual indication of whether the duty has been paid.Posted 2 years ago
Still there are plenty of apps out there that let you check. Like I did yesterday when this random Audi turned up in our street (public road) a couple of weeks ago. Its declared SORN with no insurance, so its been reported to the DVLA as abandoned. 😈
How can you enforce ANPR camera recognition on number plates that are incomprehensible and obliterated to make the names of the owners Dog/wife/cookhold 😆
The schemes flawed, should have been completed altogether on one plate as suggested in the consultation stage, 2yr MOTs/Years Insurance/Years Tax all on one plate & renew every yearly cycle..
Still, keeps PLOD off the road network enabling more speeding and dodgy vehicles and uninsured drivers for us to navigate around.
Politicians eh, was BloJo part of the original scope ? Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest..Posted 2 years ago
My (girl) friend got caught out, just bought a secondhand (new to her) car and because she seems to live on Planet Fluffy didn’t Tax it, nor insure it.. genuinely thought the dealership did this kind of thing.. it was clamped and sat on a side road in Harrogate for a few days whilst she sorted it out.. clearly no ANPR involved there but those pesky traffic wardens, they’ve got eyes like hawks so they have..Posted 2 years agomilky1980Member
But if the vehicle’s keeper details aren’t updated / fake, ANPR cameras aren’t worth diddly – who will they be sending letters to?
New rules mean that it’s the seller’s responsibility to inform the DVLA of a change of ownership. until you do that you are liable for any fines the car accrues. Sure we did this a few months back?Posted 2 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Most filling stations have number plate recognition. Link that to the Tax database and prevent filling up unless taxed.
I’ve suggested that idea before but it would prompt a huge black market in false / cloned / stolen plates. Gets rid of one problem at the epxense of another.Posted 2 years agoalpinMember
why don’t they just add it to the tax on fuel? surely that would be easier?
Think this is how it works in Portugal. There is no road tax, instead the tax is on the fuel.
Fuel is a bit more expensive than elsewhere in Europe, but it is a much more progressive way of taxing car use, especially for those who don’t do lots of km’s….Posted 2 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
My (girl) friend got caught out, just bought a secondhand (new to her) car and because she seems to live on Planet Fluffy didn’t Tax it, nor insure it.. genuinely thought the dealership did this kind of thing.. it was clamped and sat on a side road in Harrogate for a few days whilst she sorted it out.. clearly no ANPR involved there but those pesky traffic wardens, they’ve got eyes like hawks so they have..
Can’t see how this happened as when we bought our new (to us) car from the main dealers garage, it wasn’t going anywhere until they’d got proof of insurance and tax.Posted 2 years agofinishthatSubscriber
With the old tax disc everybody could see that you were dodgy – no taxPosted 2 years ago
so it shamed the non tax payers – now there is no visual clue so some
just do it as their low level tax evasion , not forgetting all those in genuine hardship that simply cannot afford it and now have a choice not to pay as there are no road police so you do net feel compelled.
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