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Vehicle tax discs...
« on: March 21, 2015, 11:29:11 AM »

So what is the law concerning displaying a tax disc in your car? I've just changed my car's taxation class to 'disabled', obviously I didn't get a replacement disc, but do I need to leave the old (expired) one on display in the windscreen or not? Every car in my road is displaying a disc still, some current, some expired.

I was under the impression that you don't have to display a tax disc any longer, but now I'm not too sure...any advice, guys?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 11:35:54 AM »

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'Ere be the official chapter and verse. In short, no you don't. http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/abolition-of-the-vehicle-tax-disc
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 11:38:34 AM »

Excellent...thanks Dave, I shall remove mine next time I go out.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 11:39:31 AM »

Rich,

Because you have just changed the taxation class to disabled the new change in law states you no longer need to display a valid tax disc, the police if necessary can check via DVLA immediately if your taxed/insured.

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Re: Vehicle tax discs...
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 11:40:51 AM »

Thanks Jimmy...it'll seem strange not having a disc in the windscreen.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 11:41:53 AM »

I will add that as a motorbike enthusiast, it does mean that I no longer have to worry about the stupidly low down placement of the tax.disks on both of mine.(I good way to have alll kinds of fun from the local law  :police: Who seemed rather irate at the slightly wrinkled ones with ink runs!)

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Re: Vehicle tax discs...
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 11:43:22 AM »

Didn't they used to be right down low on the front forks?
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2015, 12:16:35 PM »

Bingo  :-) both of mine are of the older generation, so yes both get soggy tax disks!  >>:-( <*< >>:-(

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2015, 01:38:31 PM »

You no longer need to display a Tax Disk, even if the vehicle is registered Disabled.

Blue Badges for Disabled Parking are sourced through your local Council and must be displayed when parking in a designated parking bay.  However I note that in most such bays few display Blue Badges and thus most drivers seem to look remarkably nimble and agile.  In supermarkets etc such bays are not 'enforceable', which most people know, and too many abuse the situation causing real problems for those who genuinely require such access.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2015, 01:55:09 PM »

Disabled bays in supermarkets are enforceable by on officer of the law while on duty I know this because instead of taking abuse off lazy able bodied persons I have a few times asked a police officer if he can have a word and on a couple of occasions he has issued a parking ticket. O0

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2015, 01:57:18 PM »

Just taken my rubbish down, and at the same time, and seeing as how I was downstairs, I've removed my collection of tax discs from the windscreen and filed them under B1N as well.


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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2015, 01:57:42 PM »

A lot of shopping parks are now showing a contractual obligation sign
on disabled spaces basically saying if you park without a badge you are agreeing to pay the parking charge of £60.
Local ASDA have similar signs for disabled and mother and child spaces.

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2015, 01:59:15 PM »

Tax discs are selling on eBay for silly prices at times Rich.
Un bin them at once

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2015, 02:04:38 PM »

About 100 yards down my road is a disabled drivers bay...the local council were out last week repainting all the yellow lines outside the school, and they did the disabled bay at the same time.


The guy with the paint stick thingy had hardly finished painting it, and a woman in a huge great 4WD pickup truck parked in it...got out, dragged little Johnny out of the back seat, and practically ran up the road to the school.


The council painting man and his mate stood there, shaking their heads  in disbelief....


Tax discs are selling on eBay for silly prices at times Rich.
Un bin them at once

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 02:09:34 PM »

You can check if your vehicle is taxed and has a current MOT here https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 02:34:30 PM »

This site also allows you to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register
if you wish to.  A good thing IMHO.

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2015, 02:50:17 PM »

I know that Council car parks have to allocate so many disabled spaces.
Most Councils now charge for parking in these spaces.
In Totnes last summer I noticed that blue badge holders had to pay unless
they had a zero rate tax disc.
Councils now either have to supply the car park ing civil enforcement
officers with a machine able to access DVLA's database (at a cost per machine) or make everyone pay.

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2015, 03:10:02 PM »

Thanks Jimmy...it'll seem strange not having a disc in the windscreen.

Certainly does. Mine's not been in the car for six months, and it still strikes me as 'bare'.

As to supermarket carparks, I thought they were generally not public roads, and therefore the police have no rights to enforce parking tickets?!

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2015, 03:45:42 PM »

I can only speak for the Superstore I worked at on Customer Service.  The supermarket car parks were private property but 'administered' by NCP.  Supermarket staff were not allowed to 'enforce' disabled bays, but we did tannoy registration numbers when obviously fit people were abusing those spaces, and kept tannoying them every 20 minutes if they did not vacate the space.  As 'private property' Police only had limited powers to intervene.
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2015, 04:21:01 PM »

All major supermarkets use facility management companies to police
the car parks.
OK if you have humans operating the system.
Sainsburys now have ANPR cameras on entry and exit
with screens  showing your reg as you enter and leave.
Just make sure yours shows up on leaving or you will
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2015, 05:00:08 PM »

You no longer need to display a Tax Disk, even if the vehicle is registered Disabled.

Blue Badges for Disabled Parking are sourced through your local Council and must be displayed when parking in a designated parking bay.  However I note that in most such bays few display Blue Badges and thus most drivers seem to look remarkably nimble and agile.  In supermarkets etc such bays are not 'enforceable', which most people know, and too many abuse the situation causing real problems for those who genuinely require such access.

You do not need to look Disabled to be Disabled.
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2015, 05:03:31 PM »

About 100 yards down my road is a disabled drivers bay...the local council were out last week repainting all the yellow lines outside the school, and they did the disabled bay at the same time.


The guy with the paint stick thingy had hardly finished painting it, and a woman in a huge great 4WD pickup truck parked in it...got out, dragged little Johnny out of the back seat, and practically ran up the road to the school.


The council painting man and his mate stood there, shaking their heads  in disbelief....
Parking regulations don't apply to parents delivering children to school - especially if it would have been quicker to walk the child from home to school than drive and find somewhere legal to park  %% {-) O0
Guess who lives opposite a school with double yellow lines all down the road. >>:-( <*< >>:-(


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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2015, 06:34:38 PM »

You do not need to look Disabled to be Disabled.

Eeem, sorry, but sometimes it's just too darned obvious.  No Blue Badge, dirty great 4x4 or ultra low sports car, showing clear agility and lack of any impairment of any kind.

My wife tried to get a Blue Badge for 4 years without success with significant pain and impaired mobility.
She finally got her hip replacement on Tuesday.  If she couldn't get a space she often returned home.
The issue qualifications are so severe as to make getting a genuine badge very difficult even with GP's support.
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2015, 06:51:43 PM »

I'm on my second attempt at getting a blue badge...
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2015, 08:47:28 PM »

If you are entitled to a disabled vehicle tax you automatically qualify for
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