Drivers across Bath who haven’t taxed their vehicles were targeted during a day of action by the DVLA last week, with wheel clamping in force for those without tax.
Friday 5th July saw the DVLA targeting drivers in Bath and Taunton who didn’t have tax for their vehicles.
The message was clear to motorists – if you don’t tax your vehicle on time, the DVLA will take action: “Tax it or lose it”.
Over the last 12 months, motorists in the BA and TA postcode areas have received 15,159 enforcement actions, from fines to clamping and removal of a vehicle.
The consequences of not taxing a vehicle range from financial penalties to court action to clamping, and ultimately the loss of a car.
Every day, the DVLA takes enforcement action against untaxed vehicles on streets across the country, and there is normally no warning when their wheel clamping partners will next be in the area.
DVLA Enforcement spokeswoman Bethan Beasley said: “While the vast majority of motorists do the right thing and tax their vehicles, it is right that we take action against those who don’t tax on time.
“The law is clear and so are the consequences – tax it or lose it.
“It’s never been easier to tax your car, so there really is no excuse. We would rather not have to clamp or remove vehicles, but we’re highlighting the consequences of not taxing.
“Having your vehicle clamped is expensive and inconvenient – and you could end up losing your car.”