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VHG | 10:41 Tue 26th Jan 2016 | News
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Not really a question but a warning.

A "DVLA Car Tax Enforcement" vehicle parked near my house today.

They went to the car of the people next door and clamped it (huge orange clamp) and stuck two warning signs on the front and back windscreen.

I think the people are on holiday (it is a rented house and they have only just moved in but both cars - one is on the drive - have not been used for a couple of days and I have not seen the people.

I have been to the DVLA web site and it says it is £100 to release the car in less than 24 hours. It then goes up to £200 to release the car.

If the car is impounded it is £200 to release the car plus £21 for each day it is stored. After 7 days it can be crushed.

If this couple are on holiday they could come back and find their car gone and it has been crushed (I don't feel sorry for them as they should have got it taxed - but it could be a nasty shock when you come back off holiday.

More here (this web site address was on the side of the vehicle)

https://www.cartaxenforcement.co.uk/

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Do you know any of their family, they could contact them irrespective of the Road Tax Issue.
Sorry to be a misery but if they spent the money on car tax and not a holiday then the car would be decorated with a wheel clamp.
It sounds the sort of nightmare Draconian, unsympothetic intolerant society folk seem to approve of these days, and towards which we are ever moving.
bloody hell VHG

plus the dread words - and other bodies may be authorised to clamp vehicles

which means every dead dock and tattooed illiterate in the area

thx for de tip
I would kind of hope thhis drastic measure is only taken when tax is well overdue (months) and a warning was given??
..assuming no error from the dvla...
// It sounds the sort of nightmare Draconian, unsympothetic intolerant society folk seem to approve of these days, and towards which we are ever moving.//

yeah the usual suspects posting 'why dont they just torch the car on the driveway ? yeah "

when it first came in - 20% of entries on the DVLA were inaccurate and I was repeatedly stopped with a tax disc but no computer footprint. as the little piggy eyes of the enforcer started out of its sockets at the prospect of crushing an untaxed car - I asked do "I look as tho I cant tas this car ?"
I was driving a Bentley

O by the way old geezeer are there any rant threads beginning
muslim mustachioed buzzards cause storms in USA ?
The rain will hit our shores in a few hours apparently

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>>>Do you know any of their family, they could contact them irrespective of the Road Tax Issue.

No I don't really know them, I don't even know their name.

As I said, they have only just moved in and while we have nodded over the fence we have not spoken to them very much.
A few months ago there were some cars illegally parked on the pavement opposite us. On checking I find one was untaxed and was about to notify the police when I remembered suddenly our MOT was overdue :-)
Clamping doesn't seem unreasonable if the car is not illegally parked or causing an obstruction, which it often is for parking offences
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>>>Clamping doesn't seem unreasonable if the car is not illegally parked or causing an obstruction, which it often is for parking offences

Well the car is half on the pavement half on the road but it is a wide road and a wide pavement so not really causing an obstruction. The lady has parked it like that ever since they have moved in (not sure why because everyone else in the street with 2 cars just parks their "extra" car on the road).

However as they have only just moved in I am not sure how DVLA tracked them down.

I assume perhaps they have just notified the DVLA / Insurance company of their new address, and if the road tax has been unpaid for a number of months they sent a vehicle out to clamp it.
I suppose Big Brother has to act if folks don't play the game?
ichkeria

/// On checking I find one was untaxed and was about to notify the police when I remembered suddenly our MOT was overdue :-) ///

What did you check, because since 1 October 2014, it is no longer necessary to display a tax disc?
My son had a car clamped. He bought it off a near neighbour who had SORN it.It was parked in a residents private parking area. My son did not want to tax it as he had not started his driving lessons , he intended to SORN it. He thought that the SORN would transfer to him when he registered the car in his name but a DVLA van came and clamped it. His mistake was not realising he had to transfer the SORN notice as well as as transferring ownership. Cost £250 to get the clamp off
Thanks for that I had no idea it was that simple.
Certainly is AOG and I was grateful for it as that is actually also how I 'remembered' about our own issue :-)

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