M8CKN

Untaxed car clamped

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I’m aware of a car that has been used daily despite no mot, tax or insurance since early 2017

Yesterday it was finally clamped by the dvla for the tax, but will this bring to light the mot and insurance issues? Will the owner need to prove all 3 are up to date to get the car unclamped? Will the dvla inform the police of the other issues?

 

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To enable the car to be taxed it will need to be MOTd & insured, so obviously that can't happen as he would need to tax it to take it for an MOT but can't do that.

I would like to think when its full history comes/came to light, they would indeed inform the Rozzers.

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18 hours ago, E-bmw said:

To enable the car to be taxed it will need to be MOTd & insured, so obviously that can't happen as he would need to tax it to take it for an MOT but can't do that.

I would like to think when its full history comes/came to light, they would indeed inform the Rozzers.

I contacted the DVLA, apparently they don’t inform the police...they are only concerned with the tax issues not the MOT or insurance. 7130A6F2-02D6-47C4-9B03-E9118A3F38A7.png

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I think that is shocking!

On a lighter note, hopefully the car and its contents are worth some money as he has now lost it, after all he can't tax it until it is MOTd and he can't MOT it until he has paid the tax, chicken....egg....

TBH before that point I would more than likely have lost the struggle with my conscience & dobbed the owner in anyway, based on the principle that what if he hit someone?

Unfortunately to now try to prove "driving without insurance" is probably pretty much impossible.

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They were reported 7 times since February to the police, as well as being given the address the car is overnight and through the day. Nothing was done. 

At least it’s off the road now. 

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That is disgraceful!

Hopefully it was worth something to the ex-owner to make the pain stick with them!

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4 hours ago, M8CKN said:

I contacted the DVLA, apparently they don’t inform the police...they are only concerned with the tax issues not the MOT or insurance. 7130A6F2-02D6-47C4-9B03-E9118A3F38A7.png

When tax discs were abolished and car tax no longer carries over between keepers (2014 iirc?) the insurance stipulation has been removed when taxing a vehicle

Insurance can take a while to show on the MID when you commence a new policy, which would potentially block someone taxing a vehicle they were viewing buying and driving away immediately, hence you can now tax a car that isn't showing as insured

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12 hours ago, E-bmw said:

That is disgraceful!

Hopefully it was worth something to the ex-owner to make the pain stick with them!

It was ;)

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