DVLA warns 1,200 foreign drivers over road taxTax crackdown targets unlicensed foreign drivers

16 October 2008

More than 1,200 unlicensed foreign drivers were caught by the DVLA

More than 1,200 unlicensed foreign drivers were caught by the DVLA

More than 1,200 unlicensed foreign drivers were caught using UK roads in a week-long crackdown by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

A total of 1,233 drivers were issued with warning notices during the operation, the DVLA said, and a number of vehicles were clamped or taken away.

Drivers of foreign-registered vehicles must pay road tax if they have driven in the UK for more than six months.

UK tax rules

A DVLA spokesman said: ‘We take the issues associated with overstaying unlicensed foreign vehicles very seriously.

‘That is why there is a continuing scheme of education and enforcement in place to help tackle the problem, which enables keepers of such vehicles to fully understand their responsibilities and to comply with UK registration and licensing laws.’

He said those who fail to comply risk having their vehicle clamped, impounded or destroyed. 

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