Stafford Traffic.

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
I've been guilty too without a paper disk to remind you it's too easily done. they do send a polite you forgot your road tax letter though. a quick visit to their online website and I was taxed for 12 months for the princely sum of £0. unfortunately, I can't set up a DD for my vehicle so have marked it on the calendar. imagine how pissed you'd be if you were charged £100 for not settling your £0 bill.
I know someone who was fined £200 at a magistrate's court for not paying her £0 road tax, as the form had gone to a previous address.
 

Mudgie

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I've been reading this post over the last few days thinking how taxing a car is now so much simpler than it used to be, however that was until today....

Unbeknown to me until it was too late I have been guilty of driving an untaxed vehicle for the last few months. I've moved house recently but I was 100% sure (until today) that I had informed the dvla of my new address. Nope!

Whilst my wife was picking up the children from school the car was clamped for being untaxed! Argh.

Thankfully, it was a relatively quick fix to tax the car and pay the clamping fee (£100), however my wife and children were left stranded for a couple of hours. Needless to say I'm in the dog house and I've now set a reminder on my calendar to re-tax my car next year.

I'm now missing the old tax disc. A physical reminder in my windscreen may have prevented today.
Yes, I never minded a trip to the Post Office to buy the tax disc, and then I might manage a pint or two across the road in the Metropolitan Bar.
 

The Hawk

Well-Known Forumite
If you pay via DD there's no need to remember. Which is just as well with my memory.
You can't set a "DD" up for a £0 car tax bill unfortunately.

I find the simplest way is to set up a calendar reminder. My PC, smartphone, Alexa etc. calendars are all linked, so anything I set up, in one, is automatically added to all devices and will, hopefully, help me avoid any missed renewals.
 

proactive

Enjoying a drop of red.
You can't set a "DD" up for a £0 car tax bill unfortunately.

I find the simplest way is to set up a calendar reminder. My PC, smartphone, Alexa etc. calendars are all linked, so anything I set up, in one, is automatically added to all devices and will, hopefully, help me avoid any missed renewals.
I know that, but I assumed Mark had a conventional car. As the owner of quite a few petrol powered cars and motorbikes, some of which still require payment of road tax, I find DD a massive help, although ultimately they all get set as recurring reminders in Google Calendar
 

Jonah

Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk
To the man who pulled out from Queensville Aldi right in front of me, causing me to stamp on my brakes and do an emergency stop, I salute your sheer level of stupidity. Yes I did leave my hand on the car horn for a long time and yes I did call you a dickhead - because you are.
 

stoofer34

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South Walls Diversion?

Has this diversion now ended? I followed it this morning and was unable to access the Riverside carpark I went back to Bridge Street and got in via Queens way and South walls. South walls is still blocked??
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joshua

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Staffs Police Road Policing Unit

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Tomorrow Sat 16th at 8am.. Wide Load under escort from Stafford. Lichfield rd/Asda/Lammascote/Weston rd/Beaconside/Redhill then A34 North to Stone & Newcastle, on to county border at Talke. -Short delays & diversions inevitable-
 

Mudgie

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It's nice to see evidence that something is still made in a one time high manufacturing industrial town.
Yes, it's nice having several adhesive products with the same ST16 3 postcode sector as us on them in the house but look closer and they're actually manufactured in Asia.
 
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