The penalty for breaking a law should be proportionate to the severity of the offence. In this case, it is not, rather the law is oppressive and overbearing on this matter.
The DVLA infamously advertises that it crushes people's cars if they do not pay road tax. This is a grossly disproportionate penalty and entirely inappropriate for an offence of that nature and severity. The DVLA should be banned from doing it, and anyone who has had their car crushed by them in the past should be awarded compensation.