- Untaxed cars
My neighbour has a lovely untaxed mondeo which has been untaxed for quite some time. It has attracted attention from some CSos and the police, and i know some of my more beligerant neighnours have called the police to complain (it doesn't go anywhere just looks a bit rubbish). Now he has stuck a for sale sign in the window and the CSOs and polica are now ignoring it. Couple of people have come to look at it, but he is not keen to sell it???
I thought that there was this big clampdown on untaxed cars and any that were found would be crushed. It is parked on the road but not used and for sale.
Is this expoliting some loophole or another?Posted 8 years agoWooliferkinsMember
They were down on me like a shot and it was in my garage!Posted 8 years ago
it is annoying they ran it around for a while with the tax disc of a renault megane in it (which was abandoned outside their house as well!), the thing with the DVLA instant fines is that it relies on people registering the vehicles in their name at their address. My be is that the mondeo is not registered to them. DDon'y mond normally but just about to put my house on the market and a dented mondeao with flat tyres does not look good in the pictures!!!Posted 8 years agomavisMember
There were 3 untaxed cars on the road round the corner from me last week, I knew they were untaxed because they were all sporting bright yellow wheelclamps, penalty notices on the windscreen along with a big "untaxed vehicle" sticker on them. 2 days later they were all gone, may have been towed I guess.
It certainly cheered me up as I rode past them on a dark and chilly morning!Posted 8 years ago
oddly i once had my tax disc on the drivers side of an old beetle i had as i couldn't get it to stick to the windscreen. Police saw it and stopped me stating it had to be displayed "correctly" not sure if they were making it up but i think failure to display a valide disc is an offence, though its on your drive so not breaking any laws…Posted 8 years agojondMember
If you haven't got it taxed and don't get it SORNed, at some point you'll get a fine for doing neither – I forgot to SORN the motorbike once and it took 'em about 6 months for a fine to arrive – annoyingly just before I was about to tax the damn thing.
I realise it keeps lumps of scrap off the road – but I find the kept-on-the-road+taxed thing a bit cheeky in the case where they aren't. If you've got the space (effectively £) to keep a car off road then you can SORN it. If you haven't you can't – ie if you can't afford to tax/run the car, you've got to sell it to remain within the law, despite the fact that you've no intention of running it.Posted 8 years ago
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