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According to figures released today (5 January 2012) more than 6,400 motorists used DirectGov to tax or declare their vehicles off road on Christmas Day. The busiest time was between 10 and 11am when 585 people used the site.
In addition, 143 people used the service in the first 15 minutes of 2012.
Roads Minister, Mike Penning, said:
The numbers show that motorists want to deal with the DVLA at a time and date that suits them – even on Christmas Day. DVLA’s online services are quick and easy to use and often reduce the need for customers to dig out additional paperwork such as MOT or insurance documents which DVLA automatically check for them.
On Christmas Day, the full breakdown of the number of motorists who used the service was: