“We also continue to send reminder letters to vehicle keepers, which is why it is so important they notify the DVLA of a change of address or keeper. My thanks to all who had dealings with my case and especially to Louise for the expediency with which she dealt with the case saving me many sleepless nights. “However, if they do not comply with the DVLA requirements then, dependant on value, the vehicles will either be scrapped or auctioned.”. “It is right that action is taken against those who don’t tax their vehicles and then drive them, otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to the majority of motorists who do the right thing. Tax it, insure it, or lose it.”. To subscribe to our daily newsletter, enter your email address into the box at the top of this story. PUBLISHED: 12:39 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:42 12 December 2018 Nina Morgan Louise Kippax - Senior Case Progression Officer, Senior Case Progression Officer - Louise Kippax. Head of enforcement at the DVLA, Tim Burton, added: “We operate a range of measures to make vehicle tax easy to pay and hard to avoid, including online vehicle taxing and Direct Debit. a. order the driver to stop. Police use new powers to seize untaxed vehicles across Herts, Beds and Cambs. The information from both the Principle Solicitor Emma Patterson and the Solicitor and Senior Case Progression Officer Louise Kippax was professional, useful, thorough and pragmatic. 13,277 homes approved for draft Local Plan following council meeting, Boost for football facilities across Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar with significant investment plans, The show will go on as creatives confirm Peter Pan will take place this Christmas, Welwyn Hatfield to be in Tier Two when lockdown ends, New multi-million pound recycling centre approved for borough. I wanted to thank you for all the good and diligent work you have done on my behalf. “These vehicles will then be held for period of time which will allow their owners to tax and/or register them. Tim Burton, head of enforcement at the DVLA, said: “We operate a range of measures to make vehicle tax easy to pay and hard to avoid, including online vehicle taxing and direct debit. Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm. Most reasonable officers will give someone the chance to produce, or phone their insurers at the roadside or follow them home to see the certificate. Without Due Care And Attention ( Careless Driving ), How To Get Your Case Reopened in Magistrates Court, Totting Up Points Ban/Exceptional Hardship, Frequently Asked Question Offence Categories Here. To address the problem of untaxed vehicles, the DVLA has commenced a programme devolving its powers to police forces under the Vehicle Excise Duty Regulations 1997. The vehicle was seized and the driver reported to the DVLA. d. use reasonable force if necessary. A constable has to be in uniform and has to have reasonable ground for believing that a vehicle has been used in a manner which amounts to driving without due care and attention or inconsiderate driving. Untaxed vehicles DVLA Devolved Powers Policy - PS 132 › Share by email Find our Bath Facebook page here or Somerset's can be found here . “We are delighted to work with BCH RPU officers to make sure these untaxed vehicles are not driven on the road.”, •More information and guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax. Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit now have powers to seize vehicles that have been untaxed for longer than six weeks. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter - Bath and Somerset . Sergeant Pete Scholes, from the BCH RPU, said: “The devolvement of these powers is great news for us as officers because it gives us another tool to deny criminals the use of the three counties’ road network, ensuring untaxed vehicles are removed from the roads and achieving further casualty reduction. end it was worth it. Picture: Herts Police. Why So Much Free Information – What’s The Catch? You can unsubscribe at any time. “We also continue to send reminder letters to vehicle keepers, which is why it is so important they notify the DVLA of a change of address or keeper. The need for a warning can be dispensed with if the officer can show that he has warned before/it wasn’t practical to warn/he believes a warning has been given by another constable/he believes a warning has been given in the last twelve months – maybe in relation to a different car. Police officers have been given new powers that will allow them to seize untaxed vehicles. He can then seize the vehicle straight away if they don’t produce. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Sergeant Simon Drewett, head of the Road Safety Unit, said: “In reality, Devolved Powers is but an extension to the armoury that officers already have available to them to remove unlawful vehicles from our roads. Untaxed vehicles DVLA Devolved Powers Policy - PS 132 › Share by email Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community. Tim Burton, head of enforcement at the DVLA, said: “We operate a range of measures to make vehicle tax easy to pay and hard to avoid, including online vehicle taxing and direct debit. b. seize and remove vehicle. “We are delighted to work with BCH RPU officers to make sure these untaxed vehicles are not driven on the road.”, For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax, Officers have already been exercising their powers including stopping this van on the A1 near Baldock on December 9, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. abandoned vehicles on the owner and not the police. If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. There is is no legal requirement to carry the documents with you. You can unsubscribe at any time. “In practice this means that when certain criteria are met, BCH RPU officers can now seize untaxed vehicles. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. “Devolved Powers is primarily about removing both unlawful vehicles and those used in crime. Having Googled for a solicitor who had expertise in the area of my alleged offence I found your firm and I have to say it I am so glad I contacted you. This Ford Fiesta was stopped on the M25 between junctions 19 and 20 on Monday (December 10), Consultation period to improve A414 in Hertford, Harlow and Broxbourne is now open. I am very pleased with the final outcome of my court case and most satisfied with the level of service you provided. He cannot seize unless he has warned the person concerned first and the person has then continued to ignore that warning and do the same again. Talking to a officer recently and he was saying things will be getting worse soon as there is further cuts coming soon which affect front line officers on the beat etc. POLICE have removed more than 140 untaxed cars from the roads in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the last three months in a crackdown on crime. Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) now have power to remove untaxed vehicles from our county’s roads. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. S.59 PRA 2002 is the power to seize a vehicle being used in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance. To keep up to date with our latest news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. This is the power to seize for suspected driving without a licence/insurance. 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It is extremely rare to do a web search and stumble across a firm of any profession, and actually receive a first rate service, but that’s what’s happened in this instance. Good that police have got these powers but fear it's a little too late.

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