With the new law in force on late/non road tax payers, I wondered if anyone had been done for being a few days late getting down to the post office. The DVLA will check every month on who has not renewed on time and will apparently fine you £80 if you are even a day late taxing your vehicle, reduced to £40 if you get it done within the month. This scheme will then be extended to MOT renewals next year. I'm all for clamping down on road tax dodgers, but surely the government are again missing the main target. Road tax dodgers will just not register their vehicles and it will be honest citizens like you & me who will get caught out (as usual). If you are selling a car you have to tell the dvla who you sold it to, but how do you prove they are who they say they are? As a seller you are liable for the fine if the new owner gives you false details. Why oh why can't they just add it to the price of petrol and be done with it?