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Jun23

Read All About It!

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Hello from the entire VSD Smart Disk Team!

So we're thinking that the DVLA and British weather have teamed up to fail this country this summer... Anybody else think the same? Let us know, we always love to hear your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!

Now onto the news! (News that you can get direct to your e-mail account if you want! Just sign up here)

Another fortnight has gone by and there have been quite a few BIG revelations in the driving world so without further ado...

1) Scrapping Car Tax Disc Has Lost £200 Million Revenue As DVLA Start Using Debt Collectors

When we talked about BIG revelations this is what we were talking about. We've covered it here and the headline tells you everything you need to know but The Mirror covers it beautifully:

"The change from a paper disc, first issued in 1921, to an online system in 2014, cost £1m and the government financial watchdog claimed there would be no "material increase in lost revenue." 

But official figures show that between October 2014 and March 2015 a total of £2.7bn was collected in vehicle excise duty - some £233m lower than the amount raised between October and March a year earlier."

Read more here.

scarpping car tax mirror.co.uk

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2) Pensioners Should be Allowed to Continue Driving 'For as Long as Possible', Official Review to Find

"Pensioners should be allowed to continue driving until they are 75 before having to renew their licences because people are healthier and living longer, an official review is expected to find.

The Older Drivers Task Force, which reports in July, will recommend that ministers should relax the current mandatory renewal age of 70 for the first time in nearly half a century."

The story is explored further here.

Telegraph.co.uk

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3) Hilarious Dash-Cam Footage Shows Cheeky Young Boy Interrupt Driving Lesson When He TWERKS In Road

"This cheeky young boy interrupted a driving lesson when he began TWERKING in the middle of the road.

The instructor's dashcam captured the mini-dancer running in front of the slow moving car to perform the routine."

Watch it for yourself here!

 

mirror.co.uk

 

Jun15

DVLA Could Have Easily Avoided £200m Slump

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Our resident expert Michael Cross has, quite rightly, made the pages of the Evening Standard sharing his thoughts on the failure of securing income via vehicle tax. He reveals the outrageous behaviour of the DVLA and how they are a victim of their own stupidity.

We discussed the issue yesterday at great length, the DVLA have lost money (when they claimed that they wouldn't) because people aren't being held accountable. And because of the hardships that comes with trying to keep up with all of the new rules and regulations that the DVLA keeps slipping in.

Finally in print he writes, "It was predictable that the vehicle tax update would fall after the abolition of the paper tax disc but it was also avoidable. The DVLA has been offered a replacement paper disc system by commercial providers." That's right, WE OFFERED OUR SMART DISC TECHNOLOGY FOR FREE to work in partnership to provide a solution to those that WANT the paper tax disc.

But they rejected the offer to work together and after numerous meetings they then 'come up' with the idea of moving the driving licence online. What a shock as it's another service we've been working on and is now available on Android (and iOS soon!).

But no. The DVLA would prefer to tax the honest drivers and make life easier for the crooks.

THEY DO NOT WANT NEW TECHNOLOGY.

It is in the interest of the Government and the administrators of the DVLA to use a FREE Vehicle Smart Disk for the good of all road users.

People are starting to realise! The DVLA should share our interest in helping us to provide a service that benefits all. The public should be given a choice and they should be rewarded for trying to be honest drivers. Time and time again we have offered to work WITH the DVLA to help UK drivers who wish to keep a form of the paper tax disc on their cars.

Who wish to prove with ease that they are legal, responsible drivers. Who wish to stay up to date but find it hard to keep track of the multiple letters from multiple sources (some of which never get sent out).

Instead they want to close off the information whilst selling it on to a 3rd party, thieving, parking companies. Instead they want to make life hard and confusing so honest drivers are the ones that get fined. (Anyone else find it strange that they want to move online but only send our PAPER reminders?!).

The DVLA say that they send out reminders but really they don't. We know from an inside source that they only send out a tiny fraction of the reminders they claim are sent out!  This is because legally THEY DO NOT HAVE TO.

IT'S ALL A LIE!

And if they do, it's a paper reminder to the majority of drivers and let's be honest that makes no sense when they are so hell bent on moving everything online.

Why do they send you a paper reminder? So you forget about it.

That's why we created our Smart Disc Technology. To help people remember, to keep them updated, and to give them the power to prove that they are 100% up to date and legal.

Enough is enough. We'll provide the solutions that the DVLA should be providing for FREE.

 

Jun13

The DVLA Are Losing It

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And We Mean In Every Way Possible

They proudly hinted at their latest 'innovation' - making the Driving Licence mobile - but we've been developing this for the PAST 6 MONTHS.

We hate to break it to them, but if they wanted to steal something from us they could have done a bit of a better job. For example, they could have stolen our whole concept and have multiple documents available on your phone... But let's leave that to the brilliant minds behind our Vehicle Smart Disk Wallet VSDW.

Who knows? Maybe you'll see an announcement soon that their security is the best in the world... We wouldn't be surprised as we've just revealed that we have an innovative system that outperforms all other online storage options. Including Apple. Taking into account how susceptible information can be to hacking we've developed a system where your information is not stored on your phone or online, but on an encrypted server that's only accessible to you.

Want to learn more about VSDW? You can sign up for free here.

How Else is The DVLA Losing it?

It's all over the news at the moment (maybe you saw it on our Facebook page) that since getting rid of the beloved paper tax disc the DVLA have suffered a loss of £200 million.

£200 million?!

And that's just over the past 6 months!

Well we warned them that abolishing the paper tax disc would cost them whilst making honest drivers pay more. Illegal drivers are the ones that are safe and it's not right. You have to make payment visible as it forces people to conform and pay-up.

This is after the government financial watchdog claimed there would be no "material increase in lost revenue."

The DVLA say that they send out reminders but really they don't. If they do it's a paper reminder to the majority of drivers and let's be honest, that makes no sense when they are so hell bent on moving everything online.

Why do they send you a paper reminder? So you forget about it.

That's why we created Vehicle Data Display Badges. To help people remember, to keep them updated, and to give them the power to prove that they are 100% up-to-date and legal.

Instead the DVLA, by abolishing the paper tax disc, have made it easier for lunatics to drive around with no tax. Like this banker who killed someone in a head-on collision. The DVLA seems to have missed out on clamping him!

As always let us know what you think of the above!

And if you fancy having access to an App that the DVLA is just 'hinting' at now then sign up here for free.

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