Tax disc insurance check to be ditched

DVLA is proposing to remove the insurance check when a vehicle is taxed.

Under plans unveiled this week by Roads Minister, Stephen Hammond, motorists will no longer have to provide a motor insurance certificate when buying a tax disc, with the change allowing around 600,000 additional motorists a year to tax their cars online.

Justifying the move, Mr Hammond said: “There is absolutely no benefit in making motorists prove they have insurance when they buy a tax disc now that we regularly check existing databases for insurance under Continuous Insurance Enforcement rules.”

A consultation on the proposal closes on 26th November 2012.

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