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What was the period for the first fine please? What is the period for the second one?
As I already said, the first fine was levied in February 2013 stating I was keeping an uninsured vehicle. This was paid. The second notice was allegedly sent in May 2013 again stating I was keeping an uninsured vehicle. I had already returned the tax disc for refund but DVLA say they have no record of this.
The road fund licence was due to run to the end of July 2013. I have a scanned copy of the return form (V14) that I luckily took before I posted it to DVLA. I have also sent a copy of this to them with my not-guilty response.
In February I received a fixed penalty notice from DVLA which I reluctantly paid. The next I received was a summons from Swansea Magistrates Court for the offence. When I queried this with DVLA they said they had sent a second fixed penalty in May - this I never saw. If I had received it, of course, I would have queried it then since I had already returned the offending tax disc for refund. As I understand it, the summons is because I failed to pay the second fixed penalty notice.