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  • racing_ralph
    Member

    Just picked up my van with no tax – htf do i tax it?
    Insurance is in force today, i have the registration certificate and the mot but no insurance certificate.

    HELP!

    Smee
    Member

    get a cover note for the insurance.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    hopefully get that tomorrow but need to drive in the morning also

    MrNutt
    Member

    do it online, if the insurance starts today then it should work.

    Premier Icon funkynick
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    Do it online if you have the V5, you can do it on the DVLA website. They then check the details against the insurance and MOT databases… so no need to actually have the cover note.

    I’ve also managed to get a tax disc by going to a DVLA office and pleading my case to the nice lady who worked there… but that was some time ago and they could have got stricter on those things…

    sparkywalts
    Member

    The problem with doing it online is that you have to wait for the disc.

    I was going to do that once and rang up the police to check and they said that even if it is in the post they will fine you because you dont have valid tax in the windscreen

    MrNutt
    Member

    thats true, buggered up a weekends riding for me that did!

    djglover
    Member

    did mine at direct.gov or whatever it is, they can tell you are insured straight away.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    bastard – no mot – how the **** did i not realise that!

    grizzlygus
    Member

    I can’t believe people worry so much about these things. The worst that will happen if you’re extremely unlucky, is that you’ll get done for not displaying a tax disc. You ain’t going to get banged up for 30 years ffs.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    IF you get pulled over, explain politely to the policeman your situation, and assure him that the tax is indeed “in the post” on its way to you.

    Most likely result in an “oh, alright then, on your way” or at worst you might get a producer. Even if you drove the car around for MONTHS all that happens is you get a fine for about £60 iirc, and have to pay for the tax you would have otherwise paid for too. But seeing as you’ll only be driving for a day or two most, I’d really not worry about it!

    druidh
    Member

    If it ain’t MOTed, you ain’t taking it anywhere tomorrow (except the testing station)

    Premier Icon takisawa2
    Subscriber

    Same scenario here.
    Wifes tax ran out end Feb. Completely forgot, honestly. Re-newed online late last night.
    Figure the chances of getting stopped are pretty slim. Technically its all in order, Insurance, MOT, Tax (albeit minus the actual disc).
    I reckon they have bigger fish to fry than our people carrier.

    Now toss-pot chav down the road, in his souped up, blacked out window’ed Vectra, thats just 100% traffic cop stop-me fodder.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    am i safe to assume that as long as i have one mirror (reading this http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_810.htm) that it will pass?

    dave_aber
    Member

    am i safe to assume that as long as i have one mirror (reading this http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_810.htm) that it will pass?

    You’ll need brakes, lights, decent tyres etc as well.

    IGMC 😉

    racing_ralph
    Member

    not the time – i am in a right tiz

    Hairychested
    Member

    RR – do it online.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    no mot hairy

    samuri
    Member

    and stop referring to it as tax, it’s vehicle excise duty.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    bastard – no mot – how the **** did i not realise that!

    What you bought a van and never asked if it was MOT’d. Oh dear.

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    The order to do it in is Insurance, then MOT then VED

    Premier Icon Del
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    I can’t believe people worry so much about these things. The worst that will happen if you’re extremely unlucky, is that you’ll get done for not displaying a tax disc. You ain’t going to get banged up for 30 years ffs.

    well, i’d say the worst that can happen is that you end up in an accident, and your insurance company refuses to pay, as you’re not entitled to be on the road unless you comply with the law.

    as for appealing to a policeman’s discretion, well i guess you might get lucky and get stopped by Dixon of Dock Green and i admire your optimism, but more likely you’ll find yourself with a fine on the way to meeting the target figures.

    cynic-al
    Member

    I went throught the same thing last week (well I had an MOT)

    It took a few days for the online system to recognise my insurance.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    I wonder, did you tell the insurance company it wasn’t Mot’d?

    Rich
    Member

    I thought vans had to have 2 exterior mirrors if you wouldn’t be able to see out the back through an interior mirror, depends on the van I suppose and whether it has a full bulkhead behind the driver or blocked out rear windows on the back doors.

    JonEdwards
    Member

    Re the tax – surely if you do it on line you can print off a copy of the bill and keep that with you to prove that you *have* paid for it, just not received it yet.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    If you have a MOT then yes.

    Rich
    Member

    Doesn’t matter JonEdwards, you are still committing the offence of not displaying a tax disc.

    And yes I have been done for this. 🙁

    Premier Icon votchy
    Subscriber

    No MOT = no tax = no insurance, police have the power to seize the vehicle and have it crushed

    Hairychested
    Member

    Rich, if you buy online you aren’t commiting the offence. You have 5 days. It says so on the receipt. I’ve printed it off and keep it in the car for the plod.

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    No MOT also means the van should have been a lot cheaper, I hope you got it cheap.

    racing_ralph
    Member

    sorted – van has gone back!

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    OMG!

    Now we await more van threads.

    But yeah I’d be tempted to do that if they’d told you it had a MOT and it didn’t.

    Premier Icon jam bo
    Subscriber

    is this the one you bought off a ‘mate’?

    racing_ralph
    Member

    no this was from a repuatble “dealer”

    racing_ralph
    Member

    thinking is if he lied about that what other skeletons are lurking? once bitten and all that

    Rich
    Member

    Rich, if you buy online you aren’t commiting the offence. You have 5 days. It says so on the receipt. I’ve printed it off and keep it in the car for the plod.

    Ok, things have changed a bit since it all became available online.

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