Cardiff and Swansea are among the top twelve areas which have the highest numbers of untaxed vehicles, says Wales’ based DVLA.
DVLA has launched a new advertising campaign in the highest evading areas across the UK reminding motorists of the real risk of failing to tax their vehicles on time.
The message is clear to motorists – if you do not tax your vehicle on time, DVLA will take action – ‘tax it, don’t risk it’.
The adverts are running on radio, poster sites, social media, digital channels and in print.
The table below shows the areas across the UK where some of the highest numbers of enforcement actions took place in 2021:
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Alongside automated enforcement penalties for registered keepers of untaxed vehicles, DVLA’s enforcement teams and wheelclamping partners also travel around the UK as part of their day-to-day activity taking action against untaxed vehicles. Over 98% of vehicles are correctly taxed but it’s right that we take action against those who continue to break the law.
This year’s campaign focuses on the clear message that untaxed cars are ‘hard to hide, easy to tax’ and for those that continue to flout the rules, the consequences include financial penalties, court action, clamping and even the loss of a car.
Scammers have used the latest DVLA warning to trick motorists into giving them bank details when allegedly retaxing on-line.
The confidence trick suggests a keeper’s bank has declined direct debits to the DVLA and demands updated sort code and account numbers or risk a £1,000 fine.
It’s come on the back of other scams for too good to be true insurance, on-line car buying and fake driving licences which can clear out a users bank account in seconds, warns Select Car Leasing.