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If I Buy Road Tax Online Can I Drive Straight

how long can i drive without tax

You might wonder at the people around you, if I buy online tax can i drive straight? Chances of them will answer differently, one of them replied "yes" or others say "no".

Those who answered "yes" reasons:

When you do it online as i do it says you can drive straight away, if you get stopped Easily they can check on the database that you're covered! I needed to check this for myself at one point. I am 110% correct on this i promise you!

You will probably be OK; the DVLA computer will have been updated to say that you have paid your tax; however do bear in mind that it is an offense to drive without displaying a valid tax disc - so it would depend on how nice the police officer was if you were stopped.

Those who answered "no" reasons:

It Clearly states your tax when you purchase online that you CAN NOT drive the car on the road without a tax disc being shown. You must DISPLAY the disc in your car when you are driving it. Failure to do so is an offense.

There is a offense of keeping / using a vehicle on the road and failing to display a excise duty (tax disc) contray to sectoion 33 of the vehicle excise and registration act 1994.


(I) More Often

than not this offense is prosecuted by the Department of Transport (DVLA). The police officer submits the form CLE 2/6 (or CLE 2/8) direct to the department.

But you should note the below:

(Ii) If other Offenses are INVOLVED then the police may prosecute on their Behalf, but this is now quite rare, as DVLA can demand an instant penalty.

(Iii) However also be aware that from 1.6.03 this offense may be dealt with by way of fixed penalty procedure by the police then and there

Which means that even if you bought the tax disc from the DVLA as long as the officer submits a CLE 2/6 or CLE 2/8 to the DVLA then the DVLA are un-Likely to prosecute knowing you have bought it already but its no guarantee.

However it does not stop the police officer from giving you a fixed penatly notice roomates themself has to be paid Regardless if you have bought the tax disc as the offense is simply not displaying it in your vehicle at the time its on the road.

I tell you, it is good to be patient to wait, but it was all up to you

What is the best for you then do it


UK Special Constable

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