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  1. My mate that is a copper asked me a really strange question regarding this subject. He had stopped a vehicle in this case no VED (tax) that had its owner listed at a mail box. The owner said he was homeless and living in the car. Unfortunately for this driver there was a warrant out for their arrest for non-payment of fines. (traffic offences) unfortunately he was arrested and put before the Courts the next day. As for hiding his home address behind the mailbox we discovered that under the DVLA rules you have to register a vehicle at a residential address. The rules for this are in the DVLA site if you care to look for them try looking for how to fill in your application form page four. In EU law these are covered in Article 7 of the second European Directive on driving licences (91/439/EEC), see here for more details >> http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:31991L0439&from=EN More information regarding the subject of DVLA enforcement can be found here >> https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/403028/Vehicle_Enforcement_Policy__revised_.pdf Document published – February 2015 Review date – August 2015 This is also an interesting subject for enforcement of various Court orders and the like. Also that by hiding behind the mailbox the debtor tried their best to keep their home address secret. It failed on this occasion. Finally there are the offences relating to not providing your correct address on your license and V5. Both of these carry a large penalty. As you can see you are making much more trouble for yourself in trying to hide where you live, if you have an EA that has a warrant for lets say a PCN. They can still clamp the vehicle anyways. Then you have the same issues if you have outstanding fines and try to leave the country by normal means the Police and BA can detain you as well. See the article by the BBC some time ago here >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28056950 More information on proving your identity and residence regarding licenses and or a V5 form can be found here >> https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/new-registrations One of the many questions regarding hiding behind a mailbox is that of enforcement and trying to hide goods that maybe subject to being controlled by an EA. Your thoughts please...
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