Press release

DVLA’s online service proves a festive hit on Christmas Day

DVLA releases figures that show over 4,600 motorists taxed or declared their vehicle of the road on Christmas Day.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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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:

Time of Day 2011
0:00am to 0:59am 156
1am to 1:59am 81
2am to 2:59am 30
3am to 3:59am 23
4am to 4:59am 13
5am to 5:59am 20
6am to 6:59am 40
7am to 7:59am 100
8am to 8:59am 202
9am to 9:59am 377
10am to 10:59am 585
11am to 11:59am 582
12pm to12:59pm 522
1pm to 1:59pm 384
2pm to 2:59pm 356
3pm to 3:59pm 274
4pm to 4:59pm 336
5pm to 5:59pm 347
6pm to 6:59pm 339
7pm to 7:59pm 368
8pm to 8:59pm 414
9pm to 9:59pm 340
10pm to 10:59pm 292
11pm to 11:59pm 238
Total 6419

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Published 5 January 2012