Council van caught displaying out-of-date tax disc which expired four months ago

Bournemouth Echo: OUT OF DATE: A Bournemouth council buildings maintenance van with its tax disc which expired in September 2013 OUT OF DATE: A Bournemouth council buildings maintenance van with its tax disc which expired in September 2013

A BOURNEMOUTH council maintenance van was caught displaying an invalid tax disc which revealed its road tax had expired four months previously.

The white Ford Transit van used by the council for buildings maintenance work was discovered with the out-of-date tax disc whilst parked at St Clements Gardens in Boscombe.

All Vehicles registered in the UK that are used or parked on public roads must be taxed and the penalty for not doing so is a minimum of £80.

Failure to settle the fine will result in prosecution where the court may increase the fine to a maximum of £1000 depending on the circumstances.

Boscombe Cllr Jane Kelly said: “This is obviously a very unfortunate incident. It is very important to make sure your road tax is always up-to-date.”

A spokesperson for the DVLA said: “The DVLA can take enforcement action if a vehicle is driving on a public highway untaxed. If tax has been paid but the disc has not been displayed then there is still an offence, but it is something the police would need to enforce.”

“So failure to display a valid tax disc can become a police matter.”

If you have a valid tax disc but it is not on display, an officer may issue you a Fixed Penalty Notice as a tax disc should be clearly visible in the window.

Margaret Leslie, operations manager at Bournemouth Council, said: “The car has a valid tax disc which was purchased in October last year. We will ensure the driver is very diligent in their checks to ensure the tax disc is on display.”

Vehicles can also be clamped by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and when this occurs either a fee of £100 must be paid or a valid tax disc must be produced within 24 hours.

You can report an untaxed vehicle to the DVLA through this link: www.gov.uk/report-untaxed-vehicle.

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1:17pm Sat 1 Feb 14

skydriver says...

What excuse will some councillor come up with for this............
What excuse will some councillor come up with for this............ skydriver
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Sat 1 Feb 14

simcal says...

skydriver wrote:
What excuse will some councillor come up with for this............
Not for a councillor to come up with an excuse, rather an overpaid council officer with a fancy job title.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: What excuse will some councillor come up with for this............[/p][/quote]Not for a councillor to come up with an excuse, rather an overpaid council officer with a fancy job title. simcal
  • Score: 23

1:45pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc
I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed
What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed Lord Spring
  • Score: 40

3:18pm Sat 1 Feb 14

hooplaa says...

Another pathetic story.... Go and find some real stories
Another pathetic story.... Go and find some real stories hooplaa
  • Score: 17

3:33pm Sat 1 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Bit of a non-story because the vehicle was actually taxed, and as already mentioned these windscreen display paper tax discs are soon to be abolished because the authorities are already able to check a vehicle's status by other means. Although it does seem that as usual with these ill considered Government IT dependant systems this new method will probably just create even more 'loop holes' in the system - for those who choose to criminally use them!
Bit of a non-story because the vehicle was actually taxed, and as already mentioned these windscreen display paper tax discs are soon to be abolished because the authorities are already able to check a vehicle's status by other means. Although it does seem that as usual with these ill considered Government IT dependant systems this new method will probably just create even more 'loop holes' in the system - for those who choose to criminally use them! muscliffman
  • Score: 15

8:02pm Sat 1 Feb 14

old bod says...

legally the driver can be fined for not displaying a tax disc , also every company van driver is supposed to carry out basic daily checks on a vehicle before driving it ie is there a tax disc and is there any tread on the tyres , if the dopey sod driving this van didnt notice the tax disc what else didnt he/she notice ?
legally the driver can be fined for not displaying a tax disc , also every company van driver is supposed to carry out basic daily checks on a vehicle before driving it ie is there a tax disc and is there any tread on the tyres , if the dopey sod driving this van didnt notice the tax disc what else didnt he/she notice ? old bod
  • Score: 17

12:24am Sun 2 Feb 14

winstonian says...

what no comments??
what no comments?? winstonian
  • Score: -6

12:25am Sun 2 Feb 14

winstonian says...

winstonian wrote:
what no comments??
slow to update....
[quote][p][bold]winstonian[/bold] wrote: what no comments??[/p][/quote]slow to update.... winstonian
  • Score: -5

5:59am Sun 2 Feb 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Lord Spring wrote:
What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed
Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed[/p][/quote]Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 3

10:13am Sun 2 Feb 14

hooplaa says...

10:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014
10:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014 hooplaa
  • Score: -7

10:40am Sun 2 Feb 14

Mindvor says...

Yawn....have the Councils upset you recently, Echo hacks? Seems like your on a bit of a crusade last couple of days to stir up some vitriol...or maybe the click count is not just generating the revenue?
Tomorrows headline all ready for you: "Horror as Council forgets to empty a bin".
Yawn....have the Councils upset you recently, Echo hacks? Seems like your on a bit of a crusade last couple of days to stir up some vitriol...or maybe the click count is not just generating the revenue? Tomorrows headline all ready for you: "Horror as Council forgets to empty a bin". Mindvor
  • Score: 10

10:49am Sun 2 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

So the holier than thou council have been caught out three times in as many days breaking the very law they preach to us, so there is a little justice after all.
So the holier than thou council have been caught out three times in as many days breaking the very law they preach to us, so there is a little justice after all. Hessenford
  • Score: -3

11:01am Sun 2 Feb 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Another bout of council-bashing by The Echo. Well done boys, but dont you have any REAL stories? I'm not a fan of local authorities and we do need to know when there are big issues, but jeez, a tax disc? Come on, do your jobs properly.
Another bout of council-bashing by The Echo. Well done boys, but dont you have any REAL stories? I'm not a fan of local authorities and we do need to know when there are big issues, but jeez, a tax disc? Come on, do your jobs properly. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 7

11:23am Sun 2 Feb 14

thevoiceofreason1 says...

so over the last few days we have had council vans with permission to break the parking laws,untaxed council vans,speeding enforcement camera cars...
and in my mind the CONSTANT ILLEGAL AND UNSAFE PARKING OF THE SO CALLED SAFETY CAMERA VANS.
its all just a joke,they make the rules then it is fine for them to break them.
how do they expect to get any sort of respect from the public?
so over the last few days we have had council vans with permission to break the parking laws,untaxed council vans,speeding enforcement camera cars... and in my mind the CONSTANT ILLEGAL AND UNSAFE PARKING OF THE SO CALLED SAFETY CAMERA VANS. its all just a joke,they make the rules then it is fine for them to break them. how do they expect to get any sort of respect from the public? thevoiceofreason1
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Controversial But True says...

What about all these Eastern Europeans flocking to Bournemouth???

They only have a very limited time (6 months I think), until their cars become subject to UK road laws / insurance. Does anyone in authority actually ever look at their cars??
What about all these Eastern Europeans flocking to Bournemouth??? They only have a very limited time (6 months I think), until their cars become subject to UK road laws / insurance. Does anyone in authority actually ever look at their cars?? Controversial But True
  • Score: 10

12:53pm Sun 2 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Was it the same photographer that took the pic of the Dalik on the side of the road .Quality stuff
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Was it the same photographer that took the pic of the Dalik on the side of the road .Quality stuff . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

1:01pm Sun 2 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed
Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive.
Quite agree, there are many ways to combine and significantly improve efficiency in the collection of all motoring related taxation streams - and incorporate into the same system the related Insurance and MOTs.

However this would obviously make many thousands of public-sector jobsworths and their huge (DVLA etc) office blocks redundant, so don't expect a politician to suggest it any time soon.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed[/p][/quote]Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive.[/p][/quote]Quite agree, there are many ways to combine and significantly improve efficiency in the collection of all motoring related taxation streams - and incorporate into the same system the related Insurance and MOTs. However this would obviously make many thousands of public-sector jobsworths and their huge (DVLA etc) office blocks redundant, so don't expect a politician to suggest it any time soon. muscliffman
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

"ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home.
Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty?
"ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home. Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty? Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Sun 2 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Controversial But True wrote:
What about all these Eastern Europeans flocking to Bournemouth???

They only have a very limited time (6 months I think), until their cars become subject to UK road laws / insurance. Does anyone in authority actually ever look at their cars??
Or for that matter check the legality of the 'Irish traveller' vehicles when they return next season, ignore any new 'sites' and set up unchallenged where they please in the usual routine!

And of course the Eastern European vehicles and their drivers to which you refer will be 'off the UK data radar' upon which our Authorities have become increasingly and too comfortably dependant, so the answer to your question is very likely to be 'NO'.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: What about all these Eastern Europeans flocking to Bournemouth??? They only have a very limited time (6 months I think), until their cars become subject to UK road laws / insurance. Does anyone in authority actually ever look at their cars??[/p][/quote]Or for that matter check the legality of the 'Irish traveller' vehicles when they return next season, ignore any new 'sites' and set up unchallenged where they please in the usual routine! And of course the Eastern European vehicles and their drivers to which you refer will be 'off the UK data radar' upon which our Authorities have become increasingly and too comfortably dependant, so the answer to your question is very likely to be 'NO'. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

1:31pm Sun 2 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Franks Tank wrote:
"ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home.
Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty?
Popular old terminology that is unlikely to change.

We mostly (not all it seems) know where the money actually goes but 'Road Tax Disc', 'Tax Disc', 'Road Fund Licence'........is factually what people call the coloured circular label in their car/vehicle windscreens - after all who calls it a 'Vehicle Excise Duty disc'?

Likewise 'MOT' is also a UK motoring term that dates way back, in this case to the long retitled and reorganised 1960's Ministry of Transport, but it remains the popular universal term for a UK vehicle test certificate, nobody I know calls it a DOT, DFT or a VOSA - again at least as far as I am aware!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: "ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home. Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty?[/p][/quote]Popular old terminology that is unlikely to change. We mostly (not all it seems) know where the money actually goes but 'Road Tax Disc', 'Tax Disc', 'Road Fund Licence'........is factually what people call the coloured circular label in their car/vehicle windscreens - after all who calls it a 'Vehicle Excise Duty disc'? Likewise 'MOT' is also a UK motoring term that dates way back, in this case to the long retitled and reorganised 1960's Ministry of Transport, but it remains the popular universal term for a UK vehicle test certificate, nobody I know calls it a DOT, DFT or a VOSA - again at least as far as I am aware! muscliffman
  • Score: 5

2:19pm Sun 2 Feb 14

arthur1948 says...

Maybe no MOT either?
Maybe no MOT either? arthur1948
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

muscliffman wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
"ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home.
Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty?
Popular old terminology that is unlikely to change.

We mostly (not all it seems) know where the money actually goes but 'Road Tax Disc', 'Tax Disc', 'Road Fund Licence'........is factually what people call the coloured circular label in their car/vehicle windscreens - after all who calls it a 'Vehicle Excise Duty disc'?

Likewise 'MOT' is also a UK motoring term that dates way back, in this case to the long retitled and reorganised 1960's Ministry of Transport, but it remains the popular universal term for a UK vehicle test certificate, nobody I know calls it a DOT, DFT or a VOSA - again at least as far as I am aware!
Indeed, but being pedantic about semantics is sometimes important.
There is still a fair proportion of people (as demonstrated in the comments section of this web page) that wrongly believe the revenue raised via their “Road Tax” is ring fenced for road building and their maintenance and that it entitles them to some sort of preferential usage of the highway network over those that don’t pay it.
Currently VED is a charge base tail pipe emissions, (hypothetically speaking) as far as I’m aware, my filthy 4x4 has no more right to road space than your 1L hatch back.
As it happens there are millions of motorised vehicles driving around that do not pay “Road Tax” and they are doing it perfectly legally as well.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: "ROAD TAX" What the heck is that when it's at home. Surely you mean Vehicle Excise Duty?[/p][/quote]Popular old terminology that is unlikely to change. We mostly (not all it seems) know where the money actually goes but 'Road Tax Disc', 'Tax Disc', 'Road Fund Licence'........is factually what people call the coloured circular label in their car/vehicle windscreens - after all who calls it a 'Vehicle Excise Duty disc'? Likewise 'MOT' is also a UK motoring term that dates way back, in this case to the long retitled and reorganised 1960's Ministry of Transport, but it remains the popular universal term for a UK vehicle test certificate, nobody I know calls it a DOT, DFT or a VOSA - again at least as far as I am aware![/p][/quote]Indeed, but being pedantic about semantics is sometimes important. There is still a fair proportion of people (as demonstrated in the comments section of this web page) that wrongly believe the revenue raised via their “Road Tax” is ring fenced for road building and their maintenance and that it entitles them to some sort of preferential usage of the highway network over those that don’t pay it. Currently VED is a charge base tail pipe emissions, (hypothetically speaking) as far as I’m aware, my filthy 4x4 has no more right to road space than your 1L hatch back. As it happens there are millions of motorised vehicles driving around that do not pay “Road Tax” and they are doing it perfectly legally as well. Franks Tank
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Diesel Dog says...

Think of the overtime the driver could have earned by refusing to take it out drinking tea until it was road legal.
Its a white van so rules apply when suits. Bet the oil was a bit low and a few lights not working either.
Think of the overtime the driver could have earned by refusing to take it out drinking tea until it was road legal. Its a white van so rules apply when suits. Bet the oil was a bit low and a few lights not working either. Diesel Dog
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Sun 2 Feb 14

P Barker says...

So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.
So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced. P Barker
  • Score: 2

4:24pm Sun 2 Feb 14

s-pb2 says...

Yet another anti-council non-story for the burning pitchfork brigade to froth over
Yet another anti-council non-story for the burning pitchfork brigade to froth over s-pb2
  • Score: 6

5:39pm Sun 2 Feb 14

ShuttleX says...

P Barker wrote:
So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.
What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand?
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.[/p][/quote]What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand? ShuttleX
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Sun 2 Feb 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Whoa Lovely ! Boscombe Cllr Jane Kelly said: “This is obviously a very unfortunate incident.Embarrasing
.And there was me thinking a new set of traffic lights had been installed in Boscombe but as i got closer it was Cllr Jane Kelly's red face.
Whoa Lovely ! Boscombe Cllr Jane Kelly said: “This is obviously a very unfortunate incident.Embarrasing .And there was me thinking a new set of traffic lights had been installed in Boscombe but as i got closer it was Cllr Jane Kelly's red face. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 5

7:05pm Sun 2 Feb 14

apm1954 says...

good grief
good grief apm1954
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Sun 2 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Commenters try commenting on something important this story is for people that watch the Khyle show have a kip eat a takeaway and then watch the one show and then get stoned during the soaps.God your phugging boring
Commenters try commenting on something important this story is for people that watch the Khyle show have a kip eat a takeaway and then watch the one show and then get stoned during the soaps.God your phugging boring kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Sun 2 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Commenters try commenting on something important this story is for people that watch the Khyle show have a kip eat a takeaway and then watch the one show and then get stoned during the soaps.God your phugging boring
It,s an untaxed van not an artillery piece,placed at the top of the Boscome high street.although not a bad idea
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Commenters try commenting on something important this story is for people that watch the Khyle show have a kip eat a takeaway and then watch the one show and then get stoned during the soaps.God your phugging boring[/p][/quote]It,s an untaxed van not an artillery piece,placed at the top of the Boscome high street.although not a bad idea kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

12:02am Mon 3 Feb 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

muscliffman wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Lord Spring wrote: What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed
Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive.
Quite agree, there are many ways to combine and significantly improve efficiency in the collection of all motoring related taxation streams - and incorporate into the same system the related Insurance and MOTs. However this would obviously make many thousands of public-sector jobsworths and their huge (DVLA etc) office blocks redundant, so don't expect a politician to suggest it any time soon.
Get rid of the MOT too. You'll be surprised how responsible people are with the upkeep of their vehicles. It's all corrupt.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: What is the problem the vehicle was taxed and the government are proposing to do away with displaying a tax disc I am more concerned with the vehicles that have not paid and DVLA ignore when informed[/p][/quote]Whilst the UK's at it, incorporate insurance into the cost of the 'tax'. The UK must be one of the only countries in the world where everyone has to have a separate insurance policy unless you're fully comprehensive.[/p][/quote]Quite agree, there are many ways to combine and significantly improve efficiency in the collection of all motoring related taxation streams - and incorporate into the same system the related Insurance and MOTs. However this would obviously make many thousands of public-sector jobsworths and their huge (DVLA etc) office blocks redundant, so don't expect a politician to suggest it any time soon.[/p][/quote]Get rid of the MOT too. You'll be surprised how responsible people are with the upkeep of their vehicles. It's all corrupt. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 1

12:43am Mon 3 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Which 'Portfolio Holder' is in charge of displaying tax discs on council vans?

Nice one, Bournemouth Council.
Which 'Portfolio Holder' is in charge of displaying tax discs on council vans? Nice one, Bournemouth Council. Yankee1
  • Score: 2

7:48am Mon 3 Feb 14

icarriedawatermelon says...

Hahaha how did this even make the news? I wonder how many times the council have let police off when they've been parked somewhere they shouldn't of.

Yawn.
Hahaha how did this even make the news? I wonder how many times the council have let police off when they've been parked somewhere they shouldn't of. Yawn. icarriedawatermelon
  • Score: 1

8:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

royeveleigh says...

Always makes me laugh when I read peoples comments. Thank you so much for brightening my day xxx
Always makes me laugh when I read peoples comments. Thank you so much for brightening my day xxx royeveleigh
  • Score: 0

11:48am Mon 3 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

ShuttleX wrote:
P Barker wrote:
So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.
What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand?
It was still failing to show a VALID disc, which is an offence.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.[/p][/quote]What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand?[/p][/quote]It was still failing to show a VALID disc, which is an offence. speedy231278
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Mon 3 Feb 14

sunny1966 says...

Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know
Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know sunny1966
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Wintonian says...

speedy231278 wrote:
ShuttleX wrote:
P Barker wrote:
So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.
What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand?
It was still failing to show a VALID disc, which is an offence.
So it seems you're suggesting that a computer system should be able to detect vehicles that HAVE been taxed but the disc is missing from the windscreen?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: So the campaign a few years ago of "we know where you are -you cat hide" And the threat that untaxed cars will be crushed, is all rubbish. Its all computerized, the DVLA know when a vehicles tax runs out and should be asking the owner why they haven't renewed. supposedly the police would then arrive to check in if still on the road, remove & crush the car. So another pointless law that isn't enforced.[/p][/quote]What part of the van was taxed didn't you understand?[/p][/quote]It was still failing to show a VALID disc, which is an offence.[/p][/quote]So it seems you're suggesting that a computer system should be able to detect vehicles that HAVE been taxed but the disc is missing from the windscreen? Wintonian
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

sunny1966 wrote:
Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know
This vehicle tax disc is a pollution tax based on tail pipe emissions. (There are many exemptions).
It simply goes into the black hole of the central government tax coffers from which all manner of things are paid for.
As you say, it's not "ring-fenced" for road spending in any way.
Similarly, the extra fag duty and booze duty is not ring-fenced for NHS spending.
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know[/p][/quote]This vehicle tax disc is a pollution tax based on tail pipe emissions. (There are many exemptions). It simply goes into the black hole of the central government tax coffers from which all manner of things are paid for. As you say, it's not "ring-fenced" for road spending in any way. Similarly, the extra fag duty and booze duty is not ring-fenced for NHS spending. Franks Tank
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

sunny1966 wrote:
Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know
So that the unemployment in Wales doesn't soar to 75%
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Can anyone please tell me what the relevance of a Tax disc is, ie what does the money go towards ??? Some people say its for the up keep of our highways, but we all know thats not correct. So please let me know[/p][/quote]So that the unemployment in Wales doesn't soar to 75% Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -2

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