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DVLA campaign highlights the risks for drivers who evade vehicle tax

DVLA’s new advertising campaign targets the highest evading areas across the UK, reminding motorists of the real risk of failing to tax their vehicles on time.

Claim Today Director Mr DS Bal joins the DVLA Campaign Launch in Birmingham City Centre

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 table below shows the areas across the UK where some of the highest numbers of enforcement actions took place in 2021:

AreaTotal enforcement actions (includes fines, penalties and clamping)
London97,013
Birmingham52,073
Manchester28,703
Glasgow25,304
Sheffield24,962
Cardiff24,159
Nottingham21,810
Bristol20,018
Newcastle18,890
Swansea18,220
Leeds14,930
Reading14,573

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.

Poorly maintained vehicles which tend to be untaxed or without M.O.T. can also lead to serious Road Traffic Accidents. Claim Today say the time to tax your vehicle is now!

DVLA Chief Executive Julie Lennard said:

This campaign has a clear message for anyone that delays or avoids taxing their vehicle.

It really has never been easier to tax a vehicle, from using our 24/7 online service to direct debit options. We want motorists to understand that’s it not worth taking a risk and always tax their vehicles on time.

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