(This article appeared in the November 2014 Newsletter “Safer North Hampshire”)
As has been widely publicised, the paper road tax disc has ceased being issued as of 1 October 2014. You no longer need to display tax disc in your vehicle. Motorists are now able to pay by direct debit, making it more affordable for many. The option of six month and twelve month payments also remains. Your local authority continues to liaise with the DVLA and deal with untaxed and abandoned vehicles on public land in the same way.
People can report untaxed and suspected abandoned vehicles to the local authorities customer services team. However, before you do this, we would recommend visiting www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk where information on the tax and MOT status of any vehicle can be also find www.fixmystreet.com useful.