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Offline whiteshadow1969

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Help & info needed!!!!
« on: 12 August, 2011, 01:43:35 PM »
Sorry need help :bashy:  ,sorry did'nt know where to post  :schucks:

Today cleaning my bike i've notice my tax disc has gone.  W:T:F:

So i phone up the shop where i had my trye done a few weeks ago and they saying they never took it off !!

So does anyone know if i can still ride my bike this sunday without a tax disc showing as i wont get the new one in time threw the post!!!!

As i don't want to miss out this sunday.

I've got 2 things to do(1)  send off for a replacement with all my logbook ect cost £7.00 +postage

Or (2) Can i just go to the post office and buy a kew one £15.00???

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 12 August, 2011, 02:01:42 PM »
You can apply online for a replacement. Still £7.00.

You cannot get done for not having a tax disc.  You could only be done for not displaying. It can be checked by a traffic officer that the vehicle has a valid tax.

I am sure that if you apply on line for a replacement you will get some kind of confirmation back from DVLA.  :idea:  If you print this off & keep it with you it would be a very mean traffic officer that booked you.   :bashy:  Also put the details inside your tax disc holder.

 :idea: What would happen if your tax disc had been stolen and you did not know ? I know that it is perfectly legal to not have a tax disc at all let alone not to display one if you are going to a pre-booked MOT test. Do you need an MOT test anywhere near to your destination? - Only joking.

If you are going on the Afghan Heroes Ride provided you apply for a replacement and do as I suggest above. If you get any fine I personally will pay it for you. Go and enjoy.

After more searching I have just found this:

Displaying your tax disc

If you use the electronic vehicle licensing service or tax by post at the end of the month, there’s now an exemption for not displaying a tax disc. This exemption covers the first five working days of the month to allow time for the new disc to arrive in the post. While you are still waiting for your tax disc you will need to display your current tax disc. The exemption only applies if applications are made before the current tax disc or SORN expires.

In my opinion this ought to mean that you are in the clear as you do not have your current disc to display!!

As it is not the police who prosecute (they report you to DVLA for prosecution). I am certain that they would not prosecute under the circumstances:

More often than not this offence is prosecuted by the Department of Transport (DVLA). The police officer submits form CLE 2/6 (or CLE 2/8) direct to the department. If other offences are involved then the police may prosecute on their behalf, but this is now quite rare, because the DVLA can demand an instant penalty without going through the Courts, and this is more practical for them than waiting for proceedings to take place, but note that as from the 1 June 2003 failing to display a vehicle / trade / nil licence is a fixed penalty offence.

Do NOT accept any Fixed Penalty Notice you do not have to. Ask for it to go to the DVLA for prosecution. It is very unlikely that they would do so.
« Last Edit: 12 August, 2011, 05:01:48 PM by Nigel W »

Offline Monkey Girl

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #2 on: 12 August, 2011, 04:51:13 PM »
Dont panic WS, Im sure it will be fine, its a charity ride not a protest ride, the police that are escorting us are very nice chaps indeed  :D

Offline whiteshadow1969

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #3 on: 13 August, 2011, 04:27:03 PM »
Cheers N.W & M.G

For the info. :aplude: :aplude:

Phone the shop up today again,need to phone them again on monday.
Spoke to the police  :idea: ,have been told that as long as my tax is in date there should,nt be any probs :D :dancing:

It be just me and my son coming tomorrow as the wife is puppy sitting!

Offline Belplasca

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 13 August, 2011, 08:00:25 PM »
Whilst I know that it is not strictly legal, I NEVER display a tax disc on my bikes. Instead I carry it in my wallet...

At the other end of the scale, an MOT "certificate" no longer has any reason for existance since the ONLY valid evidence of there being a valid test in force is in the records on the extremely flaky Siemens computer system that the government spent millions of our money on...

So, reversing that, surely the only evidence they need that the tax has been paid is the record on the DVLA computer system...

And, of course, they'll be fining people soon because the insurance industry hasn't properly logged the hundreds of pounds that people have paid them for their car insurance...

Personally, I wouldn't spend an instant worrying about a non-displayed tax disc...

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Offline DastardlyDick

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #5 on: 14 August, 2011, 12:18:20 AM »
Most (but not all, unfortunatly) Police Officers, especially Traffic Officers, know how easy it is to nick the tax disc off a bike and so are quite used to not seeing them displayed so, as others have already said, they'll probably do a PNC check, find out that you've got Tax and leave it at that.
It might help if you report the theft to your local Police (call on 101) and get a crime number.

Offline Pat Pending

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Re: Help & info needed!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 14 August, 2011, 05:31:33 PM »
To be quiet honest I have not displayed a tax disc for the last 6 years. After one got nicked and and it cost me the equivalent of six months road tax to get a duplicate (Yep my scoot only costs £15.00 per year) so I keep it secured under the saddle in case plod want to  to see it.  I have not had a problem yet, and with $chunting and the odd demo a while back I am hardly low profile. In this age of modern technology their really is no need for a silly bit of paper (well apart from some outdated law). And if you mounted it really low down so it got covered in road crap no one wants to get on their hands and knees to try to read it any way.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Beer in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up,  totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a  ride!!"


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