Motorists increasingly use DVLA’s digital services

17th February 2012

Over half of all motorists now use digital services to pay road tax or declare their cars as off the road, new figures show.

According to data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), around two million vehicles every month are taxed or declared off the road by the agency's digital service, which includes online and telephones facilities.

The service has been used more than 100 million times and last year, was used more than 26 million times.

The busiest day for motorists using the service was on February 28th 2011, when 227,000 vehicles were taxed or declared off the road, for a variety of reasons including a lack of the required car MOT.

Roads minister Mike Penning said: "The digital service is quick and easy to use and enables the DVLA to automatically check that MOT and insurance is in place so customers do not have to dig out additional paperwork."

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