The anonymous reporting of car tax dodgers would get investigated by the DVLA (not the police). Find out how to report a vehicle as untaxed if you see it on a public road or highway.
DVLA: Any type of motorised vehicle, whether kept or used on a highway or a public road, can get reported as not taxed.
There are several different ways you can inform the DVLA if a vehicle appears to be without road tax (VED).
You can make an anonymous disclosure by telephone, online, or by postal methods.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency would then check out the notice. They can take any appropriate enforcement action (where required) following their investigation.
There are several reasons why the police and the DVLA take such a firm approach with untaxed cars. Catching vehicle tax dodgers makes a notable contribution towards road safety in the United Kingdom.
Here's the proof:
Drivers who evade paying vehicle road tax also commit other motoring offences. In fact, figures suggest the culprits could be as high as one in three of all motorists reported.
Note: Paper tax discs are now an outdated way of showing that a vehicle is taxed. In fact, they no longer exist. Thus, you would need to check online to confirm whether a vehicle has road tax or not.
Follow these three basic steps if you want to report a vehicle with no tax (e.g. car, van, or motorcycle):
Note: There are a few different actions that the DVLA may take when the public report untaxed vehicles. Not all vehicles would get wheel clamped as standard procedure.
Some people are unable to use the online process. You can write to the DVLA if the vehicle is untaxed but is still being used or parked on the road.
Enforcement Section, W070/D12
The basic information that you must include in a letter to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency would be:
An enforcement field officer can make further investigations on information given to them. As a rule, they will try to make a formal sighting of the vehicle and then create a witness statement. Appropriate enforcement action will follow if required.
How to Report an Untaxed Vehicle on the Road in the United Kingdom