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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Getting road tax tomorrow online starts 01/02/11

Can I drive the car while I wait 5 days for the tax arriving from tomorrow or do I have to wait till 1stfeb?

Silly question need an opinion or answer to it ha
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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
14 days grace is that still an unwritten rule?
1 Like #2
If it doesn't have tax at the moment you'll have to wait :(
#3
simon012
14 days grace is that still an unwritten rule?


yes if you have pre existing tax, not applicable if the car is not taxed at present
#4
first 5 working days of the month seems to be the "grace"
https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q370.htm
you should be ok. Even if you get a producer from the police you get 7 days
you will have tax by then
banned#5
I know there's a 5 day grace period from when u buy tax online awaiting arrival

What I'm asking is can I drive the car from tomorrow while I wait for it to arrive?
#6
dj_urban
I know there's a 5 day grace period from when u buy tax online awaiting arrival

What I'm asking is can I drive the car from tomorrow while I wait for it to arrive?


No because your tax will not start untill 1st Feb.
#7
Is it taxed now?

Is it February?

If the answer to both of those is no, then I think not :)
#8
dj_urban
I know there's a 5 day grace period from when u buy tax online awaiting arrival

What I'm asking is can I drive the car from tomorrow while I wait for it to arrive?


no, if the car is not taxed for this month, the tax you are buying is for next month onwards therefore the 5 days grace is for next month to cover if you have not received the actual paper tax disc. just means yr covered whilst not in physical possesion
2 Likes #9
Your tax doesn't start until the 1st Feb therefore if you don't already have tax then no you can't drive it.
#10
Can see another roadside seizure taking place here .
Ready for the crusher ?
Wait until 1st when you tax starts Idiot !!!
banned 1 Like #11
Markjohnson

That's no way to speak to another member on here by calling them an idiot,

I was asking a simple question as I was unsure on how it would work.


To save any hassle by getting stopped for no tax I taxed the car there for the rest Of the month
Ouch road tax is expensive :-/
1 Like #12
dj_urban
Markjohnson

That's no way to speak to another member on here by calling them an idiot,

I was asking a simple question as I was unsure on how it would work.


To save any hassle by getting stopped for no tax I taxed the car there for the rest Of the month
Ouch road tax is expensive :-/


so you've taxed it for this month losing 3 weeks?
#13
Well you are an idiot ,Ifyou don't know the rules you shouldn;t even be on the road in you jumped up Fiat Panda .
I get so sick of people trying to get out of paying for road tax and insurance which reflects on the price of law abiding citizens.
I am a prison officer and for the last 28 years i have been driving ,have NEVER ever driven my car whilst under the infulece of alcohol ,without tax or insurance .
So why the hell do you wonder if it ik ok for you too ????
IDIOT

Edited By: markjohnson on Jan 25, 2011 19:17
#14
michelleleemoo
dj_urban
Markjohnson That's no way to speak to another member on here by calling them an idiot,I was asking a simple question as I was unsure on how it would work.To save any hassle by getting stopped for no tax I taxed the car there for the rest Of the monthOuch road tax is expensive :-/
so you've taxed it for this month losing 3 weeks?
Exactly !!
1 Like #15
markjohnson
Well you are an idiot ,Ifyou don't know the rules you shouldn;t even be on the road in you jumped up Fiat Panda .
I get so sick of people terying to get out of paying for road tax and insurance which reflects on the price of law abiding citizens.
I am a prison officer and for the last 28 years i have been driving ,have NEVER ever driven my car whilst under the infulece of alcohol ,without tax or insurance .
So why the hell do you wonder if it ik ok for you too ????
IDIOT


and how do you think people get to know the rules, by asking. You need to take a week off work and lighten up or something
#16
markjohnson
michelleleemoo
dj_urban
Markjohnson That's no way to speak to another member on here by calling them an idiot,I was asking a simple question as I was unsure on how it would work.To save any hassle by getting stopped for no tax I taxed the car there for the rest Of the monthOuch road tax is expensive :-/
so you've taxed it for this month losing 3 weeks?

Exactly !!


dont get the exactly, if he's taxed it and lost 3 weeks then that says a lot for the guy imo, too many people would not have asked and just risked it. Op + tax + not idiot
banned#17
Cheers

Michellemoo :)


@ markjohnson you may want to learn the rules of This site and not be abusive to other members.
#18
I have only just taxed my car, completely forgot. I have been driving it with the old disc in, I dont think there would be anything major if they did catch you.
#19
I just switched my tax disc over to my new one (starts 01/02/11), is this ok or should I keep my old tax in that runs out at the end of the month?

Only did it today because I thought I would while I remembered.. Otherwise I'll probably forget!
#20
You can get done for 'failing to display a valid vehicle excise licence'.....they have special cameras on roads, bridges etc so if the rozzers don't catch you, one of the cameras might....not sure what the fine is but wouldn't have thought it was worth taking the risk for a few days!
#21
luvvlychocolate
You can get done for 'failing to display a valid vehicle excise licence'.....they have special cameras on roads, bridges etc so if the rozzers don't catch you, one of the cameras might....not sure what the fine is but wouldn't have thought it was worth taking the risk for a few days!


The fine is usually that you have to buy tax. And if the OP has ordered the tax online, the DVLA cameras will notice this, as will the police ANPR cameras, so unless a police man pulls the OP over and checks physically, then there is not much to worry about. It's only the cars which have not had tax for years that get crushed.
1 Like #22
just nick some one else car's tax disc and use it till feb
banned#23
so much bad advice in this thread

no tax = car seizure until you tax it and pay compound / towing charges

tax starts on 1/2/11 then anpr etc will fine you if filmed on the road before the start date.

even if you get a producer for 7 days, you will still get done as car wont have had valid tax on the dates in january

Edited By: csiman on Jan 26, 2011 07:46
banned#24
addjon
just nick some one else car's tax disc and use it till feb


^^^^ THIS!

David Blane a disc from the inside of someone else car. Simple.
#25
OP you still haven't told us if you still have a valid tax disc (due to expire 31st Jan 2011)? As has been mentioned - if you are currently displaying a valid tax disc - you're fine, if not your vehicle will not be road legal until 1st Feb 2011.
#26
No tax isn't a car seizure. Police will give you a £60 FPN and report you to DVLA.
banned#27
..........


dj_urban





To save any hassle by getting stopped for no tax I taxed the car there for the rest Of the month
Ouch road tax is expensive :-/
banned#28
peodude
No tax isn't a car seizure. Police will give you a £60 FPN and report you to DVLA.

Source? Not having car tax invalidates your motor insurance so they can seize it for no valid insurance.

Did you know that not having car tax invalidates your motor insurance?
A lot of people don’t realise that if they ‘forget’ to renew their road tax when it runs out – or don’t purchase it at all – then their car insurance is null and void. If they are involved in an accident while untaxed, then they will essentially be uninsured and will be subject to all the consequences as described above. Even if they have been paying their car insurance, it won’t make any difference – you’re still guilty of committing a criminal offence.


http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-implications-avoiding-car-tax-insurance.html
#29
csiman
peodude
No tax isn't a car seizure. Police will give you a £60 FPN and report you to DVLA.

Source? Not having car tax invalidates your motor insurance so they can seize it for no valid insurance.


Not necessarily, it's only if your insurance specifically stipulates it. Most don't.

For example, in my policy

You must maintain your car in roadworthy condition and ensure you have a valid MOT certificate where appropriate


Nowhere does it say that the car needs to be taxed

Edited By: peodude on Jan 26, 2011 16:51

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