So the DVLA has hinted at some big news over the past two weeks so unsurprisingly this will be a focus of our fortnightly round-up this week! Unfortunately for the DVLA our very own VDD Team is once more, way ahead of them.
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As always, we have three important stories that will in some way affect and aid you, the honest British driver. Stories such as these have to be shared to help stay ahead of the constant changes that Driving legislations are under at the moment. Due to the DVLA's most recent 'announcement' we've decided that it is the perfect time to share our very own, and far better version, the VSD Digital Wallet Application.
Our confidence comes from using our Safelock vault-like protection system, a far superior encryption system, we assure you, that outperforms all other systems out the - including the Apple Wallet. There's a link for further reading at the bottom of the post, but even more information will be released over the next couple of weeks.
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But lets get on with the top stories from the past two weeks:
1. The DVLA And Their 'New' Online Licence
The most significant (but not ground-breaking) news first...
No Need for Plastic: DVLA is Working on Putting Driving Licences on Phones
"Society is well on its way to going cashless and with smartphone payments even credit cards may not be needed for long, but there's one card we all carry that hasn't gone anywhere yet: the humble driving licence."
"That too could be getting the digital treatment soon though, as Oliver Morley, CEO of the DVLA, has just tweeted a picture of a driving licence in the Wallet App on an iPhone, which he says is a "a little prototype of something we're working on."
2. Woman, 87, Threatened With Bailiffs Over Speeding Fines Linked to Car She Sold
"An 87-year-old widow has been threatened with bailiffs over driving offences relating to a car she had sold.
Joan Johnson, from Derby, received the first of about 12 parking and speeding fines, totalling over £1,000, in 2014.
A letter from Leicester Magistrates' Court even warned money would be taken from her pension to pay the fines."
You can find out more about this story here.
3. Confessions of Uber Drivers: Hitting on Hot Women, Driving While High... And Using the Job to Cheat on Oblivious Wives
Most Über drivers are there to take you from A-to-B, but for some the job is a chance to get up to mischief, it seems.
Drivers at the transport company have been sharing revelations about their jobs on the anonymous confessions App Whisper - and the stories range from the comical to the sordid.
The workers reveal they've apparently driven while high, cheated on their wives with customers and told sneaky tales to get tips.
Read more about their exploits here.
Vehicle Data Display Driver Reminder
Although the DVLA wishes they had a new innovative idea, we got there first - read more here.
You must tell the DVLA when your address changes so your driving licence, vehicle registration and vehicle tax are all up-to-date. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don't do this. You can change it easily here.
That's it for now. Do you have any stories or reminders that you think we should talk about?
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- VSD The Honest Driver's Friend