More digital services to benefit motorists

01 October 2012 #SMMT News

Millions of motorists will be able to go online to update their vehicle record under proposals published for consultation today by Roads Minister Stephen Hammond.

The red tape cutting plans will mean motorists can go online to update change of keeper and address details. Motor dealers will also be able to update changes on behalf of customers.  Currently motorists and motor dealers have to write to DVLA.  

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond said, “The government is committed to cutting red tape and getting rid of unnecessary, burdensome and overcomplicated regulation.

“It is right that in this digital age motorists and the motor industry should be able to go online to tell DVLA if there have been changes to a vehicle record. These proposals will make it easier and cheaper than ever to do that.” 

Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive said, “SMMT supports initiatives that make car ownership easier for motorists and reduce the administrative burden on manufacturer approved dealers.

“The proposed measures would allow swift, efficient and secure updating of vehicle records avoiding postal delays and enhancing the accuracy of information held by DVLA.”

The consultation starts today and closes on 12 November 2012. The consultation document can be found here.

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