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The tax/mot info you are referring to is readily available to anyone on the DVLA site.
I’m pretty certain that if you have neither of the above then your vehicle insurance is invalid.
Do they really have additional access to UK data base?
 
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Not before time.

The UK police did a stamp down on this problem about 5 years ago, it cleared out thousands of mostly Polish, Hungarian and Rumanian cars.

In London, every road had a few foreign plated cars parked up year in and year out.
Then suddenly they were all gone!

We had a Polish builder near us, he had to sell his Polish plated Mercedes Sprinter in Poland, and buy an identical UK plated one.
He says he now has issues when the UK plated one is parked outside the house he has been building every summer for the last 5+ years in Poland.

If you have two houses you need two vehicles!
 
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I know the article referred particularly to British cars, because it was in an English language publication, but I assume the authorities might also be cracking down on other foreign registered vehicles.

I wonder how we would get on. We have a Polish registered MH which has a special 'vintage' registration as the only way to register RHD over 3.5t.

As such, after the initial 'MOT' there is, strangely, no requirement for another. I would be surprised if the Guardia Civil would know that were we stopped without 'MOT'.

I could try to find the Polish legislation, but it is doubtful whether it actually proves the absence of the requirement, and then would I need a certified translation - in Spanish? Not sure if many translators do Polish-Spanish.

Then the same problem could arise in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slowakia and Greece - all of which we are visiting this year.

I cannot imagine that the police in all these countries would be impressed if I alleged that they, being an EU police force, should know all the EU applicable laws - especially the Guardia Civil, from their reputation.
 
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I know the article referred particularly to British cars, because it was in an English language publication, but I assume the authorities might also be cracking down on other foreign registered vehicles.

I wonder how we would get on. We have a Polish registered MH which has a special 'vintage' registration as the only way to register RHD over 3.5t.

As such, after the initial 'MOT' there is, strangely, no requirement for another. I would be surprised if the Guardia Civil would know that were we stopped without 'MOT'.

I could try to find the Polish legislation, but it is doubtful whether it actually proves the absence of the requirement, and then would I need a certified translation - in Spanish? Not sure if many translators do Polish-Spanish.

Then the same problem could arise in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slowakia and Greece - all of which we are visiting this year.

I cannot imagine that the police in all these countries would be impressed if I alleged that they, being an EU police force, should know all the EU applicable laws - especially the Guardia Civil, from their reputation.
Same would apply to a 'classic' UK car.
No requirement to have an MOT if over 40(?) years old.
And no requirement to have road tax either!
 
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About time too.

As others have mentioned, it was a loophole here used by idiots and crooks. An old neighbour had a Spanish plated sports car, used to brag about the tickets he avoided for speeding with it.

Not any more……

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I got a speeding fine near Vera about 5 years ago(UK plated MH),the police officer put my name into the computer in the van and all my details scrolled up the screen,so they have had this access for some time now .
 
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He says he now has issues when the UK plated one is parked outside the house he has been building every summer for the last 5+ years in Poland.
Yes I know an english bloke who is a german resident whilst his wife & daughter , both german citizens , are spanish residents. He has a few businesses in germany & travels back & forth every couple of weeks.he bought a german car & the police in almeria made his life a misery.he now swops vehicles
Same would apply to a 'classic' UK car.
No requirement to have an MOT if over 40(?) years old.
There are many here who fail to understand that Jersy registered vehicles have no requirement for an mot either.
And no requirement to have road tax either!
Usually the trafico guardia are not interested in that if you have a spanish vehicle as it is civil .i.e. local council it is your 'permiso' registration document that allows you the right to drive on the highway.
Whereas having no spanish itv(mot) also removes the right of the 'permiso' allowing the vehicle to be on the highway. This is why they are hot on it.

I got a speeding fine near Vera about 5 years ago(UK plated MH),the police officer put my name into the computer in the van and all my details scrolled up the screen,so they have had this access for some time now .
yes but they had access then which they lost when brexit started , december 31st 2020, & have no only just regained.
 
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I know the article referred particularly to British cars, because it was in an English language publication,

The original was in Spanish Geoff, my tablet translated it to English so people could read it. 🤔

It's not just UK vehicles it's all nationalities. 😲
I know why other european's are reluctant to register their cars, because you the have a Spanish license and can only drive a Spanish vehicle. 😎
Intresting read of the comments. 😁 Bob.
 
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I know the article referred particularly to British cars, because it was in an English language publication,

The original was in Spanish Geoff, my tablet translated it to English so people could read it. 🤔

It's not just UK vehicles it's all nationalities. 😲
I know why other european's are reluctant to register their cars, because you the have a Spanish license and can only drive a Spanish vehicle. 😎
Intresting read of the comments. 😁 Bob.

Thanks Bob.

I wonder how many foreign vehicles they are going to stop in the busy summer season - it could get a bit inconvenient for genuine visitors.

Geoff
 
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Same would apply to a 'classic' UK car.
No requirement to have an MOT if over 40(?) years old.
And no requirement to have road tax either!

Yes I know but 40 years is more obvious. Our MH is 2003 and the same body was built until 2006.

I forgot to mention that I do not have road tax, but that is not because of special 'veteran' registration, only because there is no road tax in Poland.

I suppose Spanish police would know that or not be interested in other countries' taxes.

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