Start 2016 In The Right Gear

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2015 was the year of the DVLA changing the rules and failing to make sure that people knew.

It was also the year where Vehicle Data Display decided to help by creating a safe and secure place for drivers to keep all their virtual Car documents.

The DVLA wants to make life harder, Vehicle Data Display wants to make it easier.

The DVLA and authorities increased their crackdown on drivers forgetting to renew their tax, insurance and MOT.

Have you read this article about the increase in Car clamping?

Vehicle Data Display created an easy to use reminder system that proves without doubt that all of your details are up to date. So you don't get caught out like this man talking to the Express or Joe who told VDD that he simply couldn't get in touch with his Insurance company over the weekend and still had to pay out.

Read Joe's Story here.

We hear so many stories about people finding it hard to just keep track of all the different dates that come with owning a car.  Or remembering to keep documents in one place, usually at home, that sometimes they need but can't get to.  Well with a  VDD  badge you have proof at all times that your car is up to date with a reminder system that will tell you a month, and then a week*, in advance when something is due (e-mail and text that you have to respond to).

*Even if you have renewed we'll still send a one week reminder, better to be safe then sorry!

And with our App you can access this information from our secure Borg server, working hard around the clock, no matter where you are!

Already convinced? Complete this short form and your badge will be on it's way!

So when you see in the New Year (once you've beaten the hangover and/or lack of sleep) there's one NY resolution that:

  • you can easily complete (just one form)
  • is completely free 
  • will give you peace of mind for the rest of the year
  • will make life easier
  • protects you from expensive fines
  • secures vital Driving documents (all accessible from your phone)

So start the New Year off ahead of the rest and sign up today.

Oh and have a great 2016!





The Truth Behind Paperless Driving Licences

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ID Cards By Another Name

Do you remember not so long ago in the almost distant past, the issue of the ID card? 

Millions of tax payers money, it would have cost £4.5bn, was wasted on a database to introduce the new ID card.  Then for no apparent reason it was with drawn with Theresa May announcing that it would be scrapped within 100 days of the coalition taking power in 2010.

You could say that it was the influence of the Data Protection Lobby putting the Government under pressure to withdraw.  Perhaps the government did indeed fall to the whims of the lobby, whatever the case they did claiming that too many Civil Liberties would be infringed. 

However, in the end it is of little consequence as the majority of the population already has an ID card and a system that the Government can track you on - The (now paperless) Driving Licence.  

The DVLA database, the one that you can now access if you have your Driving Licence and National Insurance number, already stores your:

  • photo
  • Date of Birth 
  • Home Address
  • Signature

So information that the ID card would have listed.  A win win for the Government as the public will not know the difference and there will be no challenge from the Civil Liberties and Data Protection Lobby.  

It's important to know where your information is held and by whom.  It's also important to have as much control over the storage and use of your information.

With Vehicle Data Display you will be reminded to keep an eye on the status of all your information.  We will remind you to update if you have recently bought a 2nd hand car or if you are due a renewal.  Best of all you have instant access to your information at all times via our App and your unique username and password details. 

Want to know more about our services?  Register your interest for free! 


DVLA Website Buckling Under Pressure After Latest Online Move

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AA Advises Drivers Not To Tear Up Paper Licence

The DVLA website set up to help Drivers access information about their licence in the wake of the scrapping of the Paper Licence Counterpart suffered a series of setbacks in its first days.

Drivers trying to hire a car were completely at a loss as they tried to login only to find themselves faced with a message telling them that their connection had timed out. Travellers abroad were set back as car hire companies complained of having to pay £10 to access information via another service.

Others complained that they required the Driver's National Insurance Number to access it - information that most holiday goers travel without.

An AA spokesperson spoke to the MailOnline and has now advised Drivers to, "keep their counterparts if they choose to although the DVLA say you can destroy it" The spokesperson went on to say that it is, "good advice until there is a bit more clarity about the information you would need to hire a car."

How to Prepare if Going Abroad

The AA suggests that to avoid disappointment once you land access the DVLA website prior to travel. You'll need to know your Driving Licence Number, National Insurance Number and Postcode.

Then note down the code provided along with your National Insurance number to take with you. Please note codes are only valid for 72 hours so do this just before you leave.

Car Information Becoming Too Hard to Keep Track of?

All of these changes means keeping an even closer eye on your Car Documentation. It would be great to access key information such as Insurance, MOT, Road Tax (and now your Driving Licence) all with a press of a button. We'll keep you up to date through reminding you to reassess the status of all your car admin on a regular basis.

Well that's what we hope to do! If you register your interest for free you'll know all the developments before anyone else as well as first access to deals!

So have you had any problems trying to hire a car? Have you tried to access the DVLA website? Let us know we would love to hear your stories!


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