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Riggernut

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1,439 posts

138 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Quick question, if I tax my car online after being sorn'd is it legal to drive whilst waiting for the disc? website FAQ not completely clear.

igiveup

2,803 posts

189 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Yes.

Actually your right, after double checking It's not clear is it.

Edited by igiveup on Wednesday 14th July 21:53

KelWedge

1,087 posts

92 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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No Problem, But I had a printed copy of the confirmation of tax in the car just in case.

Puddenchucker

2,458 posts

125 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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No.

If coming off SORN you must wait until the disc is displayed on the vehicle.

DVLA said:
When you apply for a tax disc online or by using our phone service you are able to legally continue to drive your vehicle for up to 5 days after the tax disc has expired while you wait for the new tax disc to arrive. This will only apply when you have applied for a new tax disc before the current one expires. You should continue to display the expired disc on your vehicle, until the new one arrives.
Edited by Puddenchucker on Wednesday 14th July 21:55

Riggernut

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1,439 posts

138 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Usually I'd risk it for a biscuit and with ANPR hooked up to an online/live? database it would probably be ok, but I suppose you never know.
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yazza54

15,087 posts

88 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Soon as you tax it, it is no longer sorn. Online or at the PO.

bimsb6

5,565 posts

128 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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presumably the only offence is failing to display ?

Puddenchucker

2,458 posts

125 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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On the other hand, this is what was printed on the back of my last tax-disc reminder:


So, it looks like you'll be not be committing an offence for the first 5 days of the month after the SORN expires, if you've taxed by 'phone or online. However, if you tax the vehicle in the middle of a month, when the vehicle is SORNed, it's not obvious what the law is, regarding displaying the disc.

Riggernut

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1,439 posts

138 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Puddenchucker said:
On the other hand, this is what was printed on the back of my last tax-disc reminder:


So, it looks like you'll be not be committing an offence for the first 5 days of the month after the SORN expires, if you've taxed by 'phone or online. However, if you tax the vehicle in the middle of a month, when the vehicle is SORNed, it's not obvious what the law is, regarding displaying the disc.
Cheers for that, It'll only be driven once, from the garage to home. Bugger that I'll lose 3/4 of a month on the disc as I'll be taxing it tomorrow, ho hum.

Aizletree

12,428 posts

82 months

Wednesday 14th July 2010
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Riggernut said:
Usually I'd risk it for a biscuit and with ANPR hooked up to an online/live? database it would probably be ok, but I suppose you never know.
Bit o/t. I've heard of a few cases of people being pulled and detained for no insurance, even though they have a certificate on them. Think that database is updated weekly.

Is tax a live system or weekly again? I may be chatting bks but is what I thought.