Experts respond to DVLA woes

DVLA woes

by classic-car-weekly |
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Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, Mark Harper MP, launched an eight-week consultation process (open until 4 July) as a result of continued criticism of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Now, the Historic & Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA) is calling on the classic vehicle industry and enthusiasts to respond to the review and help future-proof classics.

HCVA executive director, Guy Lachlan, said: ‘The current call for help comes as a result of three years’ tireless hard work by the HCVA, working with the DVLA and ministers directly as well as through the Historic Vehicle User Group. But it needs the full support of the classic vehicle community to work.

'It is now vital that we can to protect the future of our classic cars.’

‘Our detailed response to the Call for Evidence will reduce DVLA workload, help to avoid counterproductive legal actions and remove uncertainty around vehicle restoration that currently hinders the UK specialist industry. And it is now vital that the classic car industry and UK enthusiasts come together to do all we can to protect the future of our classic cars.’

HCVA chairman, Mark Roper added: ‘We must all act on this hard-fought and welcome opportunity to respond because classic vehicle owners and enthusiasts now have a unique opportunity to offer a clear response to government and the DVLA on the challenges that we face.’

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