Thousands of motorists are dodging fines by registering their cars at shadow addresses, costing the country millions of pounds in lost revenue.And just why has a situation like this been allowed to happen?
The drivers flout the law with impunity by telling the licensing authorities their vehicle is at another location and then ignoring all requests and court orders to pay fines.
With no onus on the true resident at the 'care of' address to say where the registered owner lives, police and local authorities can rarely be bothered to chase them.
Step forward our old friend ‘diversity’:
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency allows motorists to register their vehicles with 'care of' addres¬ses, which might include a 'friend, doctor, hotel or hostel'.Oh, dear. *chuckle*
The scheme was introduced to help people such as travellers who might not be able to provide a permanent address.