I ordered some new road tax for one of my cars a couple of days ago. On the day it was meant to run out (forgot to do it earlier). I payed for it and am waiting for it to show up. My local force are doing an anti drink driving thing at the moment and I got pulled last night. The copper was very pleasant, but seemed to make a meal out of my ticket being out of date. He insisted on me showing him the email receipt on my phone and said he would make an exception and not "stick you on for it", but he would be looking for my car in a few days to see if I had the tax ticket on the car. So I was wondering if one of police or legal types could tell me what the law is on this? I was told that I had 5 days to get it on the car (by a bloke in a pub who is a car dealer), but apparently that isn't the case.