Tax disc RIP...
The iconic, humble tax disc, is about to become a thing of the past as ministers look to send them to the scrapheap in a bid to save money and streamline services.
A report, published by the Department for Transport yesterday, reckons that tax discs will become digitised. The police have to check the DVLA's computers to see whether a car is taxed or not, thereby, making tax discs rather redundant.
"We will remove the need for unnecessary paper, including abolishing the driving licence counterpart and consider the continuing need for the tax disc,” concluded the report from Stephen Hammond, a Roads Minister.
Motoring groups describe the proposed changes as 'the end of a motoring era' and something that is almost certain to divide opinion.
AA President Edmund King said “traditionalists will mourn the tax disc’s passing” but added: “Motoring and vehicle information is increasingly going online. The police use number-plate reading camera technology to check car details on their own or on the DVLA’s database.”