- Why do so many people still display the 'tax disc' on their vehicles?
As I’ve already said I’m not bothered about anyone else’s vehicle, just mine.
But you crack on anyway, whatever makes you happy.
Why do so many people still display the ‘tax disc’ on their vehicles?
Posing a question of why someone does something doesn’t mean it bothers you that they do it. Not in my world anyway.
Interesting use of boldness though.Posted 5 years agojambourgieMember
Can’t see mine for the beer cans
I remember a certain family-member’s old van. The cab was littered with Newcastle Brown bottles. I also remember the hilarity when one rolled under the pedals. The certain family-member had to abort the cigarette he was rolling at the time in order to bring the vehicle to a safe stop. And he almost spilled his beer!
*this was ‘back in the day’Posted 5 years ago
But good enough for you to post on it. However I do bow to your awesome threads surroundedbyhills including ‘Golf – a nice relaxing Sunday’, ‘What have you been “told off for” lately?’ and the slightly camp entitled ‘So how do you suss out another rider?’. Truly awe inspiring.
To be honest I didn’t expect the overwhelmingly positive response I’ve received, it’s heart warming and I’m not afraid to admit I’ve fought back the tears on quite a few occasions.
I actually heard someone in the office say ‘back in the day’ in all seriousness this morning. A grown up to, god I hate that phrase.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
Finally took mine off last week. Got my reminder so I’ll be going the monthly DD route.Posted 5 years ago
Driving up to London on Monday, asked my mate who was driving why he still had his on the screen, he just hadn’t got around to it either, so I pulled it off and put it in the glove box..
Couldn’t give a toss whether people leave their discs on or not, TBH, I don’t even notice, seeing as how I barely noticed my own disc was still on the screen a fortnight after it stopped being necessary.
Assholes using mobile phones while driving, now that I notice, and get very cross about.
Bugger all I can do about it, though…whatnobeerMember
Last time I walked through a car park in the UK (about a month ago) probably 70% of cars still had them, but they were all still valid and I’m pretty sure you’re only allowed to take it off when you renew and go paperless. Until then you need to keep it displayed, no?Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed.
Though I suspect that belief is common and probably one of the reasons there are still so many.Posted 5 years agoMrNuttMember
I have a collection of old tax disks, may from completely different vehicles, I like to switch them around on different days, sometimes I change them twice or even three times a day.
Imagine repeatedly walking past my car and noticing that they keep changing.
how does that make you feel.
Imagine, red. blue. red. green from a maxi.
oh dear.Posted 5 years agosquirrelkingMember
Three reasons I’ve kept mine:
1) The holder reminds me I’m driving a Honda, I paid for it to spare me the shame of people knowing where I bought it from.
2) If I removed the holder it would make my Black Mesa parking permit look wonky. So I didn’t.
3) It always serves as a yearly reminder to renew it when I (inevitably) finish a night shift and realise it expired overnight.
4) I’m too lazy. This is reinforced by my lack of editing effort.Posted 5 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Haha – good reminder. Was reading STW and finishing cup of tea before cleaning the car windscreen.
Just taken mine off now, had a crappy cut-out-yourself disc one as renewed in August and they’d run out of proper paper. Got rid of the satnav sucker marks from summer holiday and the remains of a 2012 Swiss motorway vignette at the same time. So I can say I’ve achieved something today. Yay!Posted 5 years ago
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