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New Research Finds Indifferent Attitudes to New Car Tax Disc Scheme

Well over half of all car drivers have not yet removed their windscreen tax disc. The findings were announced well over a month since the law requiring the tax disc to be displayed was scrapped.

Since 1st of October, car drivers are no longer required to display proof of VED payment. The Police can now look up the car registration to see if the car owner has paid excise duty.

The survey used a sample of 2000 British adults. The findings stated that women are generally more interested in then change of law than men and younger generations are overall more eager to ditch the old paper style method.

John Simpson representing ContractHireAndLeasing.com said: “I was among those who removed their tax disc right away; it felt like the end of an era and a chance to get rid of an unnecessary mess in the corner of my windscreen.

“For fleet managers, ensuring every vehicle displays a valid tax disc is a hassle they could do without so the decision get rid of them will doubtlessly be appreciated by them. However, our survey’s findings suggest that to the majority of motorists, scrapping the physical tax disc – a 93 year tradition – is no big deal.”