The abolition of paper tax discs could cost £167million in lost vehicle excise duty, the RAC has warned. Motoring experts fear the rule change could encourage drivers not to pay up. Car tax will be logged with the DVLA database from October 1 and cameras will record the number plates of drivers to enforce the duty. But fewer cameras in rural areas could lead to skipped payments, the RAC warns. Chief engineer David Bizley said: "There are clearly many people who still believe that the humble tax disc is a simple yet highly effective way of ensuring all motorists pay their VED. "As a result, there is real concern that without the need to display a disc, less scrupulous motorists will take a chance and try to evade payment. “This already happens with insurance and adds an average of £33 to the premiums of the law-abiding majority who pay their insurance. A 12-year-old tax disc fanatic has vowed to continue his collection, despite the discs being scrapped from next month View gallery “Motorists will want reassurance the rules will not give rise to a new generation of tax-dodgers." A survey of more than 2,000 drivers by the RAC showed widespread… Read full this story
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