Just got pulled for not displaying a valid tax disc
I was working offshore and it expired end of Oct so I go online declare it as SORN.
Come back a week ago go online and tax it through the DVLA website. Great your vechicle is now taxed and it will be with you in 5 working days (Today is 5th day)
So he pulls me over tells me the number plate is dirty and only just readable which I'm now in the process of writing to Vx to ask them if they can include a reg plate washer as mine does not have this facility and after driving 100miles today I did not think about cleaning it every 20 miles so it was legible. So I agreed and said I was going to do it when I got home which he said does not help now does it?.....see where this is going?
So then he looks at the tax disc and why am I not displaying a valid one so I explained the above situation. I am taxed just DVLA has not got the disc to me yet which he states I should not be driving. I then say if that is the case why did DVLA let me tax it knowing it was declared as SORN and I taxed it from the beginning of Dec which I have paid for even though I was not even in the UK
He says he does not care if it is taxed as far as he is concerned it is not. I asked him to to a check on the car and he said he had and that it was insured taxed and mot,d so I said if it is taxed and you know it is why give me such a hard deal over the tax disc? I can not physically display what I don,t have
Cut a long story short I got a ticket which will apparantly result in a court summons for having no tax disc displayed, which I replied was he now out to get a granny that was pushing her trolley too fast at Tesco,s to which he replied if I continued with that attitude I would be done for disturbing the peace?
By this point I was ready to whack him over the head and shove him in the boot but thought better of it I just told him I was displeased with his attitude and that his headlights were dirty and needed to be cleaned which he agreed with lol
Then they wonder why they get a bad name