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Our Car Tax is due today but our MOT is overdue. Do you think it will be okay to get the car MOT'd on Monday - or are we still likely to get fined for overdue Tax? Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Our Car Tax is due today but our MOT is overdue. Do you think it will be okay to get the car MOT'd on Monday - or are we still likely to get fined for overdue Tax?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
youl get fined for not having either if stopped by police but you dont get finned for overdue tax if cars not on road
#2
I think they allow you about 2 weeks for getting your tax, but if you drive your car and you get spotted by the Police I would think that you would get prosecuted for no tax and no MOT. I would try to MOT the car today, you may be able to find a garage that coul do it and then you could do your car tax online later today.
#3
technically you have to SORN it even if it is off the road - you can do it online and it's quick and free :D
#4
yeah try and mot today you can drive the car with no mot as long as your driving to garage and have it booked in police would check this if you were stopped and as long as it checked out with garage youd be on your way
#5
Try using a council testing centre they only do mot's and no repairs so are not going to find "work" that needs doing just to make them more money.
#6
if you get stoped you will get charged no tax no mot &invalid insurance:x
if its of the road monday should be ok
#7
there is no grace period and no car can drive on the road without any one of the above..........you should get an mot today and find a post office that operates in a supermarket as they are usually open til 8pm and on sunday.........the ques are long, mind!!
You might get away with it but you are breaking the law.
#8
jamstaruk1972;4512406
yeah try and mot today you can drive the car with no mot as long as your driving to garage and have it booked in police would check this if you were stopped and as long as it checked out with garage youd be on your way



This only applies if its the nearest possible test centre to you.:thumbsup:
#9
gosh, dont leave these things till the last possible moment, you risk being fined if you get caught.

Try and get it all sorted out today.
#10
We don't actually drive the car but don't want to get rid of it just yet in case our circumstances change. I want to get the tax disc online but can't until I get the MOT done.
#11
most garages round here do *only* MOTs on a saturday. You're gonna be lucky though you get someone to fit you in.
#12
fruityloops
We don't actually drive the car but don't want to get rid of it just yet in case our circumstances change. I want to get the tax disc online but can't until I get the MOT done.



stick it in a friends drivway and declare it off the road then dont need tax if its in a driveway
#13
You need to SORN it from midnight today, you can do that online, you then cannot drive it or have it on a public road until it is taxed.

You obviously cannot drive it without a valid MOT, only to a pre-booked MOT.
#14
Okay thanks. I wouldn't attempt to drive it without an MOT, I will put it on my driveway until I can get the MOT sorted on Monday.
#15
I got stopped 30 minutes ago on a "spot check" and I got a ticket for not displaying a valid TAX disk. £60 :x I told the officer that I had one, and I must have put the old one in, and that it was in the glove compartment...While rumaging, he told me to "step out the vehicle", and "get in the back".
I tried explaining that I had one, they went through the system, and I did, but I got a ticket for not displaying it...I said if they gave me a minute, I would check, as I knew it was in the car. They said no, and even although I had it, as the system confirmed, I was not displaying it, so I got a ticket.
I was in a great mood. Having a laugh and a joke, but they were all business....
Fair enough. I went back to the car, opened the glove compartment, and there it was :w00t: They had drove away. When I was in the back, I told them if I find it that I would be chasing them!! lol. Never seen where they went.....
The plan is to phone the main ticket office and explain. I think they will sort it :) If not, I will have my day in court! muahahaha. I think it is a matter of principal. A simple mistake, in that I thought the month 09 was the year, and must have put an old one back in.
If it goes to court, I will say that I think it is a disgrace, that they are wasting time and taxpayers money charging people who have a valid tax,mot, and ins. when there are drivers out there without any. Surely the law is made to protect the people? Once they checked the system and everything was legite, I personally think a good copper would have let it lie...
If they want to charge me they can. We need to start standing up for what we believe in!!
Power to the people!!
#16
I was in my local high street yesterday (near Solihull) and saw THREE cars parked or driving round with last years tax disks (2008 red ones).

My family have 3 cars and keep them all MOT'd, taxed and insured and it does annoy me when I see things like this.

I looked around for a policeman or traffic warden but saw none.

I made a note of the license plates, and makes and models of the cars, does anyone know if it is worth reporting this to the DVLA or anyone else.

Funny aside: One of the cars, large Mercedes 4x4, was parked outside a bank. I was writing down the car details when the owner came out the bank with large envelopes that looked like they were packed with "cash". He looked like an ex-boxer (broken nose and other facial damage) and I have to say looked a nasty sort, bit like a "typical" criminal you get in films.

I decided it would NOT be a good idea to tell him his tax was out of date, and I quickly turned round so he did not realise I was writing down his car details. It may annoy me with people having out of date tax, but it is not worth getting beaten up for (or worse)
#17
rehydrated
I got stopped 30 minutes ago on a "spot check" and I got a ticket for not displaying a valid TAX disk. £60 :x I told the officer that I had one, and I must have put the old one in, and that it was in the glove compartment...While rumaging, he told me to "step out the vehicle", and "get in the back".
I tried explaining that I had one, they went through the system, and I did, but I got a ticket for not displaying it...I said if they gave me a minute, I would check, as I knew it was in the car. They said no, and even although I had it, as the system confirmed, I was not displaying it, so I got a ticket.
I was in a great mood. Having a laugh and a joke, but they were all business....
Fair enough. I went back to the car, opened the glove compartment, and there it was :w00t: They had drove away. When I was in the back, I told them if I find it that I would be chasing them!! lol. Never seen where they went.....
The plan is to phone the main ticket office and explain. I think they will sort it :) If not, I will have my day in court! muahahaha. I think it is a matter of principal. A simple mistake, in that I thought the month 09 was the year, and must have put an old one back in.
If it goes to court, I will say that I think it is a disgrace, that they are wasting time and taxpayers money charging people who have a valid tax,mot, and ins. when there are drivers out there without any. Surely the law is made to protect the people? Once they checked the system and everything was legite, I personally think a good copper would have let it lie...
If they want to charge me they can. We need to start standing up for what we believe in!!
Power to the people!!


I think you're missing the point,you got fined for not displaying it,regardless of the oversight,so its upto the Police if they fine you and they did.
#18
rehydrated
I got stopped 30 minutes ago on a "spot check" and I got a ticket for not displaying a valid TAX disk. £60 :x I told the officer that I had one, and I must have put the old one in, and that it was in the glove compartment...While rumaging, he told me to "step out the vehicle", and "get in the back".
I tried explaining that I had one, they went through the system, and I did, but I got a ticket for not displaying it...I said if they gave me a minute, I would check, as I knew it was in the car. They said no, and even although I had it, as the system confirmed, I was not displaying it, so I got a ticket.
I was in a great mood. Having a laugh and a joke, but they were all business....
Fair enough. I went back to the car, opened the glove compartment, and there it was :w00t: They had drove away. When I was in the back, I told them if I find it that I would be chasing them!! lol. Never seen where they went.....
The plan is to phone the main ticket office and explain. I think they will sort it :) If not, I will have my day in court! muahahaha. I think it is a matter of principal. A simple mistake, in that I thought the month 09 was the year, and must have put an old one back in.
If it goes to court, I will say that I think it is a disgrace, that they are wasting time and taxpayers money charging people who have a valid tax,mot, and ins. when there are drivers out there without any. Surely the law is made to protect the people? Once they checked the system and everything was legite, I personally think a good copper would have let it lie...
If they want to charge me they can. We need to start standing up for what we believe in!!
Power to the people!!





My friend bought a new car a few months back and we went a nd taxed it before driving it home, she stupidly forgot to display the disc and left it in her handbag, she was stopped while driing home and apologised and offered to show them it was in her bag, but they wouldnt let her, she then got a slip to produce all her docs at the police station. No fine however.
ITs starnge that the police seem unable to understand human error, if soemone offers to root for their valid disc would it really harm them to wait a few minutes to get it out. Madness or trying to meet targets?
#19
rehydrated
I got stopped 30 minutes ago on a "spot check" and I got a ticket for not displaying a valid TAX disk. £60 :x I told the officer that I had one, and I must have put the old one in, and that it was in the glove compartment...While rumaging, he told me to "step out the vehicle", and "get in the back".
I tried explaining that I had one, they went through the system, and I did, but I got a ticket for not displaying it...I said if they gave me a minute, I would check, as I knew it was in the car. They said no, and even although I had it, as the system confirmed, I was not displaying it, so I got a ticket.

This does seem a bit harsh especially as they knew you had taxed the car from checking the records............
I once got a new tax disc through, carefully removed the old one, replaced the old one and threw away the new one. Wasn't till 4 months later a friend noticed the disc was out of date and of course you have to pay to get a replacement disc issued......
#20
Taken from directgov website:.

Reporting an untaxed vehicle If you see a vehicle on the public road with an out of date tax disc, you can report it online, by telephone or by post. You don’t have to give your name. Your report will be investigated and enforcement action taken, if needed.

What you need to report
Provide the details about the vehicle: registration mark, make, model and colour
Provide details about the location of the vehicle: eg outside 24 Anystreet, Anytown, Any Postcode
any feature landmark eg opposite telephone box
If possible, provide: the time the vehicle can be seen on the public road, name and address of the owner

Or report the vehicle online by using the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) online service.

Or by phoning the national untaxed vehicles telephone hotline on freephone 0800 0325 202.

Or by sending a letter to the enforcement section at your nearest DVLA local office.

Did you know?
The work of the police and DVLA against vehicle tax dodgers makes a major contribution to road safety. Around a third of motorists reported for not having vehicle tax are committing other offences including no MOT certificate, no insurance and defective tyres.

Hope this helps. :thumbsup:
#21
guilbert53
I was in my local high street yesterday (near Solihull) and saw THREE cars parked or driving round with last years tax disks (2008 red ones).

My family have 3 cars and keep them all MOT'd, taxed and insured and it does annoy me when I see things like this.

I looked around for a policeman or traffic warden but saw none.

I made a note of the license plates, and makes and models of the cars, does anyone know if it is worth reporting this to the DVLA or anyone else.

Funny aside: One of the cars, large Mercedes 4x4, was parked outside a bank. I was writing down the car details when the owner came out the bank with large envelopes that looked like they were packed with "cash". He looked like an ex-boxer (broken nose and other facial damage) and I have to say looked a nasty sort, bit like a "typical" criminal you get in films.

I decided it would NOT be a good idea to tell him his tax was out of date, and I quickly turned round so he did not realise I was writing down his car details. It may annoy me with people having out of date tax, but it is not worth getting beaten up for (or worse)


GRASS!!!!!!!!!!
#22
rehydrated

The plan is to phone the main ticket office and explain. I think they will sort it :) If not, I will have my day in court! muahahaha.


The offence is " Failure to Display ", you would be wasting your time in any court, you are guilty as charged.
#23
Tioch ar la :thumbsup:
#24
Can I just point out that I'm not trying to evade taxing or MOT'ing the car. It's a second car that rarely gets used (a couple of times a month at the most) and we have just got back off holiday to a car-tax notice.

I will put the car on my drive until Monday when the MOT testing station can fit us in.

Thanks for your replies.
#25
rehydrated
Tioch ar la :thumbsup:


Indeed... ;-)

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