Paper tax discs no longer required

In full flow...traffic wardens
In full flow...traffic wardens

GAZETTE readers should note that from next Wednesday, October 1, UK drivers will no longer have to display a paper tax disc in their vehicles.

Governing body the DVLA has explained that the benefits of paper tax discs have become redundant over time as it and the police rely on an electronic vehicle register to check if a vehicle is taxed.

Police Scotland PC Dale Ketchen, who is based at Lanark Police Station, said: “The online system for checking tax discs is far better.”

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.