Despite the paper tax disc being abolished in the UK back in October 2014, a recent poll by the AA suggests that more than 3 million Brits could still be clinging onto the tax discs. The recent research, undertaken by the Automobile Association of more than 18,000 drivers found 11% have kept the paper tax disc in their windscreens of their car. When you consider that there are more than 30.9 million cars on Britains road, that equates to more than 3 million cars still displaying the redundant tax discs three years after laws were changed regarding those little circles of paper.

The AA-Populus Driver Poll found several reasons why drivers are so attached to the outdated tax discs: five percent claimed it is purely practical, reminding them when their tax is due. Whilst another five percent said their cars looked weird without the tax disc on display. The research also uncovered that whilst over 60% of those surveyed removed their tax discs back in 2014, nearly a quarter (23%) had bought a vehicle since the change in regulations which never came with a tax disc. 

Jack Cousens, head of roads policy for the AA, said: “There is a sense of nostalgia with keeping a tax disc, but for many, it provides a tax and MOT test reminder too.

Read the full story from the AA here.


More than 3 million tax discs still in UK vehicles