OK forum members, here goes my tale of woe.
I had a motorcycle which was taxed until 30/09/12, which I part exchanged at a BMW main dealer for another bike back in June. The deal was done on the phone and as they were a long way away from me, the bikes were technically exchanged on the 18th June 2012, one out and one into the van on my driveway.
The paperwork was completed and posted off, never gave it a second thought. I got a VMC mileage enquiry in September which stated a change of keeper has occurred, would I supply the info, which I did. I then got a tax renewal reminded in the post which I discarded (probably an error in hindsight) thinking it was some mistake or it was posted too late etc., then another letter on the 11th October to say they are going to fine me for "Failure to Insure"
I sent copies of all the receipts and invoices and the VMC letter to the DVLA the day after I received the above, however another letter arrived yesterdayto say they still want to me to pay the fine !!!!
At no time was either bike not insured or taxed whilst in my possession, the V5 was posted off to them, and how come the VMC knew of the keeper change and not the DVLA ???
Surely you cannot be prosecuted for an offence you did not commit. As far as I am concerned I have done nothing wrong, and paying any fine for something you have not done is basically an admission of a guilt and fundamentally wrong in my book