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RAC comments on 70% rise in cases of DVLA clamping vehicles in last 12 months

News   •   Dec 02, 2015 16:24 GMT

The following statement is in reaction to figures released in response to a parliamentary question from Richard Burden MP, answered on 1 December 2015:

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “Nearly 70% more motorists were clamped this October than in October 2014, the month when the tax disc was abolished. Understandably, since this time the DVLA has been doing everything in its power to send a message to motorists that road tax evaders will get caught, but as we pointed out on 26 November car tax evasion is up, which suggests something serious is wrong. We clearly need to know how much of this is attributable to confusion about the new system and how much is due motorists actively trying to avoid paying what they owe."