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Clamping crackdown on untaxed vehicles

DVLA staff have been operating in Beverley in a crackdown against untaxed vehicles. It has led to a number of vehicles being clamped, which are then impounded if a release fee is not paid.

A DVLA spokesman said: “As part of their day-to-day enforcement our national wheel clamping partner, NSL, clamps or impounds any untaxed vehicles seen on the road.

He said: “Where we clamp an untaxed vehicle the motorist will have to pay a release fee of £100 and, if they cannot show that the vehicle has been taxed, a surety fee of £160. The surety fee is refunded if the motorist is able to show that the vehicle has been taxed within 15 days of the vehicle’s release. If the release fee has not been paid within 24 hours then we’ll impound the vehicle.”

At that point, the release fee will then rise to £200 plus a storage charge of £21 per day.