Vehicle tax – how the hell do i do it?
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…Posted 8 years agomboySubscriber
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!Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
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.Posted 8 years agoDelSubscriber
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.Posted 8 years ago
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