- That'll teach the DVLA
Not quite relevant but an Irish solicitor pal of mine got wheelclamped by a private firm behind some offices so he had the car craned away to a workshop and got the mechanic to dismantle the front suspension and remove the clamp, undamaged. Ther clamping firm went mad and threatened all sorts but he just told them to come and collect their clamp from him. They never came. When he admitted that the whole escapade cost him over £200 we laughed at him but he replied: “The difference is… I ENJOYED paying that money!”Posted 3 years agopjt201Member
The thing he hasn’t realised is that he’s liable to prosecution on top of any clamping fees: https://www.cartaxenforcement.co.uk/
What happens if you don’t pay
If you’re registered as the vehicle’s keeper, you’ll get a letter saying your vehicle has been impounded and will be disposed of unless you pay all the fees.
You could also face prosecution with fines of up to £1,000 as well as paying any arrears of vehicle tax owed and costs.
Unclaimed vehicles could be disposed of or sold after 7 days, or 14 days for more valuable vehicles.
I sincerely hope that when DVLA aren’t able to recover their costs for towing his car when selling/scrapping it they prosecute him with the full force of the law.Posted 3 years agobigyinnMember
Just sat and watched that open mouthed.Posted 3 years ago
The DVLA will only sell the car for what they can get for it, he’s still liable for the balance.
What an utter tool. Im sure there are plenty of people out there who could have made use of that car, but no, you just destroy it mate. How dare they ask you to pay for using it on the road.
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