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Is it legal to take a car out of long term storage and drive it home to be garaged without tax or SORN?

If you take a car out of long term storage and drive it home to be garaged without tax or SORN, what would happen if the police stopped you? The car is insured.

Asked on 26 November 2019 by RON FORREST

Answered by Keith Moody
By law, it’s an offence to drive a vehicle on a public road in the UK without road tax. There are certain exemptions, however - such as if you're taking your vehicle to a pre-booked MoT test. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras scan registrations and check them against information stored in the DVLA’s database. If caught driving without VED, it's an £80 fine. This can be reduced if paid within 28 days, or increased to £1000 if it has to go to court.
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