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No road tax on foreign cars in the UK

Living in the West Midlands I am sick to the teeth of the sheer amount of foreign vehicles used on UK roads with no road tax.  In the street where I live there is a foreign vehicle with no road tax.

I contacted the DVLA who advised me that they can drive in the UK for 6 months, after this period they must register the car in the UK, pay for road tax, insurance and get an MOT.  I advised the DVLA that the vehicle in question had been in the UK for 3 year.

Their response was "the law states that they must register the car in the UK", so I asked them what could be done and their reply was, "If they don't register the vehicle then there is nothing the DVLA can do".

WHAT????  I'd advised the owner that it was the law that they should register.  DVLA's response was "well if it's not registered it's nothing to do with us, contact the police".  I even tried to give the DVLA the registration number and address of the owner of the vehicle, but they would not take it from me and basically didn't want to know (you cant escape the computer eh?).

Road tax on foreign cars Police - They said "there's nothing we can do"

I then contacted the police who didn't want to know either.  They said "there's nothing we can do, contact DVLA".  This foreign vehicle had a fixed penalty notice for blocking the street, needless to say that with the vehicle not being registered the fine would not have been paid.  Even after advising the police of this they said "it is nothing to do with us".

My next vehicle purchase is going to be from abroad, that way I do not have to purchase road tax, insurance or get an MOT.  Let's all hope that none of these unregistered vehicles mows anyone down.  The police would have no idea who owns the vehicle or even what kind of vehicle it was.  They would literally, "get away with murder".

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Police round up dozens of homeless Eastern Europeans in central London immigration crackdown - but just TWO end up being put on flights home

If the uk border agency need a hand - let me know I've got a good honest team around ready to move these people on !

I THINK DAVID KNOWS HES OUT NEXTYEAR " let's do something quick to get votes in "

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Bulldog - 29-Aug-14 15:39

Toyota Hilux truck with Irish plates 08-WX-2839 parked daily at rear of NatWest in Dunstable for at least the last year! It seems the best course is what you suggest and buy a foreign vehicle for tax free UK motoring. With newspaper reports and useless government reports I thought the DVLA would have a web page to report such issues, but obviously not. No wonder so many foreign nationals think this is the land of opportunity!

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DisgruntledDunstable - 21-Aug-14 11:06

Exactly. Growing up in the metropolis, I saw this happen quite often. I suppose it's that 'He's getting away with something I am not' thing.

It's a lot like having a car on one's driveway as opposed to keeping it in the garage- the un-taxed car won't be spotted as often or worried about as much as the non-MOT one and police won't get their report books out just for accidentally displaying the wrong papers as they walk by!

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collar - 1-Aug-14 15:24

well most of the people with a foreign vehicles have to pay road tax insurance (European Car Insurance) and get an MOT in their country so it wrong to say they dont have insurance or road tax.

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x - 1-Aug-14 14:57

The trouble with the foreigns is If they took a test when they got here and got 3 minors on their 1st go and passed their 1st car that cost pounds and their insurance was 2200 on a 1.6 pretty slow car then they are paying for people who crashed their car into some stupid boy racer driver, its embarassing to be paying anything less than a £20,000 I have a car that can go 3 times as fast as a foreign one yet my insurance is half the price. As Brian says, ''beat that! Seriously though, insurance is 300 pounds and my car has now cost no-one but me. I now have a Mustang.

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Seagulls - 12-Jun-14 18:46

Bulldog......Am I picking up a theme with your posts today? I think you have something on your mind.

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post) - 12-Jun-14 15:38

The luxury car owners who lost their rides because they couldn't be bothered to buy insurance: McLarens, Bentleys and Lamborghinis among 100,000 vehicles seized in London crackdown

NO 10 NEEDS REDECORATING & THE SAUDIS CAN PAY !
OUT WITH DAVID & HIS SCUM MATES ON A TAXING MISSION

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Bulldog - 12-Jun-14 14:07

QCD ..I'm not worried about his lawyers - legal aid doesn't apply to Eastern Europeans who take the piss out our drivers & roads ... He gave up the car as a result of him not being able to provide the information I requested NAME ? PHONE NUMBER ? INSURANCE ?
Tough it will send out a strong message to his scum bag mates not all English are soft !
BTW my lawyers are bigger then any he could bring !

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Tough - 8-Jun-14 14:52

@ Tough ....so if he's from Romania, must be invariably labeled scum bag ? If the guy respects your OWN law what's wrong with you ? According to British legislation, there is a 6 months period a foreign car is allowed to be driven without paying road tax or registering it Accidents happen quite often, so if you're holding his car, then you may get sued...at least that's what I would do. And rather than moaning about others, why don't you try to convince authorities to change a flawed law ? It would be more elegant and easily just to ask any foreign driver to buy vignettes or permits for various periods, right at the borders. Ridiculously simple, and hassle free to anyone.

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QCD - 3-Jun-14 13:58

I recently got my car hit by a scum bag from Romania !
We'll I've got his car & until he pays for the damage to mine he ain't getting it back !
No UK plate & no road tax !
Lol he thought he could hit and run
BIG MISTAKE FOR THE ROMANIAN SCUMBAG !

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Tough - 31-May-14 03:57

dont waste time and money for calling to police or dvla dont by stupid buy next car abroad and by happy to not pay stupid taxes like aanoter clever people doing :)

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claver boy - 17-Feb-14 23:25

Of coursely, if you are permanent resident in the UK, you should pay a road tax.In the EU, most countries have road tax included in petrol price.But,if your car is fully insured in your home country and it covers all accidents in all over the world,what is the problem?Pay road tax in the UK and that's it.Another question is:why we in the continent tolerate UK plated cars???Because we are not racists and we respect that all EU is like a one home country.I can tell you a lot of stories about Britons coming to the continent and about their behaviour here but this happens everywhere.To those, who claim here that Eastern European people get your work in the UK is untruth.There is the same problem in Ireland where I lived and worked for 6 years.Irish are not willing to take some work positions so, there are vacancies and we take them.Same in the UK.Also I have an advice:if you are going to the UK take from your justice home department a certificate that your criminal record is fully clean throughout last 10 years.

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Paolo - 5-Feb-14 10:30

Nice to see someone from abroad respecting this country, if only every visitor/guest/migrant was as courteous, lesson to be learned there Clint Heine, manners cost nothing but go a long way.

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Tired and emotional - 21-Jan-14 23:11

You all Correct but is not foreign people the same.
I come from Greece driving through with my girlfriend with a small sport car and as a young couple we enjoy it a lot, three days drove half Europe!
I agree with everything but coming in England with my foreign car when is my second home I took all the responsibilities on my own to learn and to pay everything in advance, everywhere im going everything im doing.
As a now at the present time all foreign cars has to be registered for safety rules on the country and of course to find the vehicle if gain the speed on cameras or going a walk through in London and didn't pay any C charges!
No need to change any plates if it is Europe country or after 6 months or a year to leave from country, the law say you can keep when, you pay insurance, tax and mot.
As a Greek Man I Love England and I respect this country living on this countries and pay double taxes!

Kind Regards to Everyone.

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Achileas - 21-Jan-14 13:54

You all correct - but going to the bottom line of your problem ... you decided who rules this country you put people in the parliament seats you vote for them! Its your choice!

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alice - 14-Jan-14 17:14

We need to protect our country from criminals from europe ! Keep our british people in jobs first & then worry about the others !
No 10 should issue a policy jobs offerd to the british first !

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bulldog - 31-Dec-13 16:42

Eastern europeans have to fear our own criminals .they know the eastern europeans are into crime & they see you as targets ...easy pickings , most eastern europeans keep their ill gotten gains in their houses & the earners have got their eyes on you !
They now you dont bank the cash you guys always smuggle it back home ...even the british authorties are fully aware of their criminal ways

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bulldog - 31-Dec-13 16:39

People like Paul are the reason why race riots will start .
Come here to abuse the system and take the piss !
Go home and take your scum with you .the british are gonna take a stand against any european that thinks we are a soft touch !
Police have already started stoping more foreign vehicles & letting agents will be in no hurry to give you a house ...upto 7 people in a 3 bed .not paying council tax !
Welcome to britain where the english will take a stand !

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bulldog - 31-Dec-13 16:34

It's a bummer, Paulybaby. good luck with your new business and a happy new year buddy! (keep ripping them tickets up, baby!)

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Clint - 31-Dec-13 12:06

Who ever wrote this post is a total a*sehole! I drive around EU and have clocked up several speeding tickets and double figures of parking fines. I love it! I'll never pay them. I come back to big brother UK and have just got two automated traffic fines for accidentally being in a bus lane and forgetting the congestion charge existed. Feck that!. I'm not causing any harm to anyone but am being mugged by a mchine with number plate recognition so I have less money to fund my new business. So tomorrow I'm fecking off to Berlin to live free like a bird (in a Transit) Bite me Britain!!

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Paulybaby - 31-Dec-13 01:52

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