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Car tax - tax disc not arrived

Discussion in 'Motors' started by PaulStat, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. PaulStat

    Soldato

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    Location: Cotham, Bristol

    Hello Folks,

    Had to renew the car tax for the beginning of the month, I did it online. I haven't yet received the tax disc though. I have phoned the DVLA and they're sending another one out, I'm off to Wales tonight though, so my question is will that be ok? I have a printed receipt proving I've paid the tax, but I wasn't sure if the severn bridge toll booths had those cameras that spot tax discs etc.

    Waddya reckon?
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  2. platypus

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    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Despite the fact that it is not displaying a tax disc that is a punishable offence, usually if its in the post you're ok.
     
  3. Rotty

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    Location: Notts

    I have had this happen, although the law does not see it as ok I would continue to use car as I have paid

    ANPR equipment should not flag you
     
  4. PaulStat

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    I presume that's because it checks against the DVLA database.
     
  5. Peerzy

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    Correct.

    I'd drive, displaying my old tax disc and have all the reciepts and proof possible that I've paid for the new one.
     
  6. Firestar_3x

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    You will be fine driving it, its when you park up thats going to be a problem.
     
  7. Peerzy

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    What are the chances of someone noticing. I don't know about you but on my daily walk round down I don't check tax discs, niether would a passing copper unless there was any warning signs (flagged up on ANPR, parked illigally, crash damage etc....).
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Traffic wardens will notice it. They notice everything, damn Stormtroopers..
     
  9. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Yep, and they will stick a nice plastic packet on your window, saying give us money, nowt you can do about it either, you haven't displayed.
     
  10. PaulStat

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    Since I'll be parking in the middle of a field I should be fine then :p
     
  11. Firestar_3x

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    I'm now going to quesiton why you would visit wales and park in a field, but hey its a lifestyle choice, just watch out for farmers with guns.
     
  12. PaulStat

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    Going to a small festival called Croissant Neuf, should be fun, nice and chilled out :)

    The sheep have been evicted from the site for the weekend
     
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  13. IAmATeaf

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    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    So what are you planing on doing for entertainment :D
     


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