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Watch out, there’s a (car) taxman about.

Tax person? Tax officer? Whatever the appropriate description, I spotted a couple of cars in the local area this morning with ‘untaxed vehicle’ notices on the windscreen and big yellow locks on their wheels. The DVLA must have been having a local blitz.

I don’t recall seeing that before and I’m sure it is too late to act as a local warning but I’m not against the enforcement action. I suspect many untaxed vehicles are probably uninsured and taking other shortcuts, like skipping MOTs too (as tax status is easy to cross check and links into those other systems). That creates risks for other people who might be affected by the vehicle and an incentive for the driver to hit and run rather than stop and take responsibility.

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