Tax Reminder Discs
A bit of a weird subject for a
walking site, admittedly! A case of now for something completely different -
and I just felt like doing it!
According to recent news (Jan
2017), it seems since paper car tax
discs were abolished, the number of cars clamped has more than doubled, not
to mention a drop in Government revenue from the tax. A large number of
drivers are being punished for making honest mistakes through simply
overlooking the renewal, DVLA notices being scooped up with junk mail, being
put behind the clock or whatever.
You can of course opt to pay by
direct debit but in the absence of that, you need some means of not
forgetting to remember!.
With Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras
everywyere, waiting to pounce on untaxed cars in use and the threat of hefty
fines, clamping etc, many drivers would evidently like the old tax disc system back but this is not likely to happen.
I therefore thought I would produce
some approximate reproduction discs for those who would like them, which can be displayed in tax disc
holders, so you have a traditional, visible reminder of when your car tax
expires. The dates are shown in "traditional" format as I think
these are more immediately recognised than when shown numerically.
There is no charge for these but
if you felt so inclined, you could make a small donation to the Take
Heart charity (the link will
take you to their website). For more information about why I choose this
charity, see the pinned item on my Blog
Simply click on the relevant
date in the lists at the bottom of the page and print off the resulting pdf document, cut out around the
dotted line and hey presto, one "tax disc"!
Here is a reduced size image to
show you what they look like.
If you do not have a tax disc
holder, these can still be obtained cheaply via this link
If you use any
of these discs, I would appreciate an email so I can evaluate whether to
continue with this service. Just put "Car Tax Disc" in the subject line
and email the address below. This is an image to avoid spam so you will need
to type it out. I undertake not to use your email address for any other
Car Tax Reminder Discs
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site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any
damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.