We have another set of Driving articles from around the UK that have caught the attention of the VDD team over the past fortnight. There's one story that we're sick and tired of hearing, however, and you'll find it in the top spot this week.
The majority of the British public misses the Paper Tax Disk. We're hearing it over and over again. Well we can tell you that the DVLA will not be bringing it back any time soon!!!
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Our top three stories are below. Let us know if we've missed any out!
1) BRING BACK THE TAX DISC! Three quarters of motorists want the paper tax disc back on their windscreens
"The DVLA scrapped paper tax discs two years ago and the majority of drivers say they now forget their renewal date. MOTORISTS are still missing paper tax discs despite them disappearing from windscreens two years ago.
Three quarters of people surveyed by uSwitch.com want the DVLA to bring them back want the DVLA to bring them back as without a visual reminder they find it hard to remember when to renew."
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2) 'Major Failings' in DVLA Medical Fitness To Drive Cases
The BBC Reports, "The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report has suggested.
It said people's lives had been put on hold for years because of flawed decision-making and poor communication.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report found "major failings" in eight drivers' cases."
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3) Cornwall Driver Banned Nine Months After Eye Alert
But on the flip side to the Health Debate you tell the DVLA and they take too long to make a decision.
"A driver who told licensing officials nine months ago of eyesight problems has just been banned from the road, despite now having recovered. Kevin Trebell told the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in January, on the advice of his optician, that he had double vision.
But he heard nothing until October when he got a letter telling him his licence had been revoked."
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