UK car tax dodgers !!

@patootie (3593)
January 26, 2007 5:35am CST
This UK goverment simply beggars belief .. they have spent an absolute fortune on setting into place new laws to catch car taxation dogers .. In the UK we pay a tax each year to allow us use our cars on the road .. there is a small paper disk that we have to show in the windscreen of the car .. so unless you get up close you don't know if tha car is taxed or not .. !! In America I think you have the best idea as you have to buy new number plates yearly which clearly and visibly show whether the car is taxed or not ... Also in the UK if a car isn't taxed the insurance becomes void too .. so if you had an accident with a car that had no tax you can't claim from their insurance !! Thousands of pounds have been wasted showing adverts on prime time TV saying how no one can escape taxing their car and yet according to this mornings TV news there is now approximately one in fiften of every car on our roads that is not taxed .. not taxed and so not insured ... just think how many cars you go past in a normal trip to work .. and one in every fiteen of those cars is potentially untaxed and uninsured .. this is crazy .. !!
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 07
It could only happen in this country! I'd laugh if it wasn't so true. You pay a fortune for your car, insurance and tax and then someone hits you with no tax and or no insurance, you have no claim and there's a big dent in not only your car but your finances. It's beggars belief that we haven't got stringent laws and ways of sorting this problem out, but like hell, the government is more interested in ploughing money into war and any money that is left is as you said wasted with these white elephants! The joys of this 'backward' country!
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@patootie (3593)
26 Jan 07
I just wish that once .. just once in my life time the government of the day would get this countries priorities right .. let's try fix our problems at 'home' first before we go meddling in other countries affairs ..
• United States
27 Jan 07
Thanks now i m alert when moving in UK
@sunshinecup (7880)
26 Jan 07
It's more like scary! Why haven't they seen their methods of a small piece of paper in the window isn't working, and attempt to change it? Here in Kentucky, the new plates is just every so many years, we get a colored coded sticker that goes on the plate for our taxes yearly. Not only is it color coded, it has the last two digits of the year it's good for stamped on it. You can be a bit away and see the color and know if it's out of date, then a car length behind to see the year. It's silly to know it's broken and yet refuse to fix it, IMO.
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@patootie (3593)
26 Jan 07
Having yearly plates was once suggested here .. most of the the public wanted it, but the government of the day said it would cost too much to implement !!
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
27 Jan 07
All governments are horrible when it comes to things like this. Why is it so easy as citizen to see these problems, but the people in the government can't? Yes in America we have tags which is essentially our taxes, and it is mandatory to have insurance on your car, but I am positive 1 in 5 does not insurance. It is easy to get insurance for 1 or 2 months and then drop it. It is a big problem here too. The government does not enforce this law unless it helps them in some way. Yet the US government can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a wrench! All governments are crooked and are only worried abouttheir own pockets.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 07
Yes I agree with you patootie but that is our Goverment for you they waste money and then cry that they have none they say that People can not avoid paying Car tax and people do but what can we do about it we can't as they won't listen the Goverment knows better
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Govement's will tax anything (YOU) let them.If ya walk the steet they tax your feet,If ya eat your meat they tax your beef.Cleaver penny's.Anything you use or consume (THEY) think is TAXABLE.Leagal extortion of the masses.They take a lie and make it truth.And we all buy in to the BULL$HIT.
@patootie (3593)
26 Jan 07
Sigh .. and I didn't even vote for this government ...
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan 07
Wow, that sort of taxation is not rasonable. I don't have a car but I know its expensive to maintain a vehicle and insurance is important to protect the owner once there is any accident. Here in Hong Kong, a colony formerly under the sovereignty of UK, the authorities tried to put forward similar taxation policy a few years after it was returned to China. And almost all citizens and corporations objected the proposal. Fortunately the proposal was backed down finally.
• Pakistan
27 Jan 07
agree with u patootie
@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
27 Jan 07
In Namibia we have the same system, we also have to pay a yearly tax. When you go to pay for it, you have to pay all your outstanding parking tickets, speeding fines etc. at the same time. We have roadblocks on the main roads outside the capital and throughout the country. The officers alternately check the vehicles for roadworthiness and licences, overloading etc. You then get fined if everything is not in order. That's the way it's enforced in Namibia. Of course, our population is less than 2 million, we simply do not have that many cars on the road.
@nuffsed (1273)
27 Jan 07
It's not only crazy, it's a whole load of nightmares waiting to happen. These uninsured vehicles are a total menace to the Law abiding oppressed majority. I'd rather see tax just added to the litre price of fuel at the pump. That would be so much fairer, and a whole lot simpler.
@forfein (2508)
26 Jan 07
Hi Why does this government waste so much money telling us things we already know!! There has been car tax dodgers for YEARS I thought they had made some sort of in-road into this when the DVLA now sends the reminders out. My mate got a heavy find because he did not tax his within a given time frame!!! How come there is all these cars on the roads without tax??
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
Totally agree with you patootie! I'm not one of those people who has no tax disc display on my car, though. lol I think here in UK, everything is tax tax and tax (again). They try to tax everything as much as possible. However, when you don't follow the rules where you live, you tend not to have a peace of mind. Now that is the problem.