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Nearly 5,000 untaxed cars in Falmouth, Penryn and Helston

By WBgdavies  |  Posted: September 03, 2013

Police to targetnearly 5,000 untaxed car owners in Falmouth, Penryn and Helston

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Nearly 5,000 vehicles are untaxed in the Falmouth, Penryn and Helston areas.

And now a police operation is being planned in these areas to address the problem.

According to the DVLA data base and the Police National Computer 4,795 car owners do not have valid tax within the TR11, TR10 and TR13 postcodes.

This breaks down to TR11 – 2015 vehicles; TR10 – 952 vehicles and TR13 – 1828 vehicles.

Lists have been obtained providing the details of the vehicles, along with the name and addresses of the registered keepers.

A spokesman said: “Police are giving fair warning for all those who have not taxed their vehicles, to either do so, declare the vehicle off road by SORN declaration or scrap their vehicle.

“Anyone dealt with for failing to tax their vehicle will face prosecution, substantial fines, possible loss of the vehicle and of course the expectation that the back tax will be paid on the vehicle.”

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  • josdave  |  September 03 2013, 8:48PM

    As long as the fines for having no insurance, for the young, are less than the cost of insurance people will continue to take the chance. These cheats are pushing up the premiums for the rest of us. I have long supported putting the tax onto the petrol that way people will be paying according to their use of the roads and those that choose to drive gas guzzling 4 * 4s will pay for it.

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  • DipStick  |  September 03 2013, 6:11PM

    Just get rid of car tax (or VED if you prefer!) and put a couple of pence on a litre of fuel. That way you get rid of all issues/laws to do with taxing vehicles and their presence on the road, so saving shed loads. It also means that the more you use your car the more you pay and as the amount of "polutants" from your exhaust is more or less directly related to your fuel efficiency then the more "polutants" you exhaust, the more you pay. Instead of 'tax disks', you would need an 'MOT disk' and an 'insurance disk'. After all, these latter two are the ones that are important from a driver point of view. They won't do it of course as they would see future revenue streams stopping abruptly. DS

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  • toffer99  |  September 03 2013, 5:50PM

    5000? Are you sure? If this is true, and I fully expect a retraction at some point, then what have the Police been doing up till now? I presume they just watch these untaxed cars drive by, ignoring the non-existent or out of date tax disk. What have the DVLA been doing, just musing over their list of drivers without a taxed car?

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  • rags_n_bones  |  September 03 2013, 5:11PM

    It just show's the computer is controlling our lives and destiny, also it is obvious that the people of Cornwall are being taxed of the roads. and with the help of "BIG BROTHER" they are winning.

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