DVLA Encourages Drivers To Use Online Services
The DVLA has launched a campaign to encourage drivers to use its online services. The campaign highlights the user-friendly, fast and secure online service drivers can use via the gov.uk website.
Millions of drivers already use the DVLA’s online services, for example the DVLA reports that 98% of vehicles are taxed using the online facility.
The campaign is focusing on promoting three key services online:
As well as highlighting the convenience of the online services, the DVLA has also said that there is a financial saving in many cases as paper and Post Office applications can cost more than the online alternative.
Paper applications can also take considerably longer, this has also been affected by COVID and industrial action in recent times, meaning waiting times for paper applications have been taking as long as ten weeks.
Online applications for a new license for example, generally take up to five working days.
DVLA recently releases figures showing that UK drivers wasted £2.3 million by not renewing their Photocard Driving License online
In addition, the DVLA recently warned over 70s that renewing their driving license online via the official GOV.UK website is completely free. Over 70s have been advised to not use third part unofficial websites to renew their license who are charging over 70s for merely passing their details onto the DVLA.
The DVLA are actively promoted their online services via radio, social media and search engines.