My article of woe about my experiences with obtaining Historic status for my Datsun (see Law and Order...) has garnered a few responses. It got me thinking.... I believe that, in due course, the V5C will cease to exist. Much as happened with the beloved Vehicle Excise Licence (VEL) that dissappeared,the V5C in my view, is only being kept alive as the (older) public like to have a bit of paper to hold onto to prove something. It already clearly states on the front that it doesn't prove ownership, only who is keeping the vehicle so I can't see why we need it. As the non-users of computers shuffle off, it will happen.
Post by geordiechris on Jun 6, 2020 16:53:45 GMT 1
I suspect that it will happen one day. I already get my car insurance via e-mail (which I could print if I needed to prove anything to the police or other party). Tax is on-line, so there is no reason why not. If the document was electronic then anyone that wanted a piece of paper to hold in their hand could easily print it. Maybe a few trees could be saved?