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Author Topic: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders  (Read 128 times)

baird4444

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Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« on: August 01, 2014, 03:38:26 PM »
First October will see abolition of the road tax disc  police- part of motoring life for over 90 years in the UK.  Huh?

Here's a short article celebrating (or not) its demise...  Roll Eyes

http://bigbikemad.com/ta-ta-tax-disc.html
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Re: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 06:36:16 PM »
I guess Hitchcock will start losing sales on the tax disks! My old buddy, Jack, had one on his bike!
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Re: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 06:38:25 PM »
But not the end of road tax unfortunately..
The part about having to queue is pure BS. You get it by post, or for years now, online. ::)
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Re: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 06:45:50 PM »
 They never get ride of the taxes, just change the name to protect the thieves!
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Re: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 10:54:06 PM »
The same thing happened in South Australia a few years ago. Not having the tax disc ("rego label" we call it) has been good and bad.
Good : the label can be a pain to remove sometimes. They stick like shit to a          blanket
        : In conjunction with the new number plate recognition cameras, it's now much easier and safer to ride multiple bikes on the same plate. The cameras only see that the plate is registered and doesn't recognise different machines. So no worries of label and plate not matching.
Bad : the label reminds you to pay the registration on time.
       : Forgetting to register
      : having to look online to check your expiry date
      : Going across the border to Victoria. Vicco police hate south australians for some reason and delighted for some time after the rule change in giving fines to visitors for undisplayed rego label. It's then up to the driver to waste time going through all the hoops to have the fine rescinded.

It was just a money saving strategy by the govt, nothing more.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 10:56:46 PM by gizzo »
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Re: Bye-Bye Tax Disc for Brit Riders
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 07:06:04 PM »
Our license plates have month and year stickers on them. It's pretty easy to see whether the registration is current or not. They're not used to get through gates etc, though. The State does send you a renewal about 90 days before the tag expires, then you can go online and pay for it, so it's not much of a hassle. They send you a new sticker after the payment.
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