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Govt pledges to reduce motoring red tape

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Drivers of approved used cars could soon face less red tape, as the government pledges to reduce the amount of legislation they face.

Transport secretary Justine Greening revealed a number of measures that will save drivers time, money and hassle.

Among them is the plan to scrap the need for motorists to hold a paper counterpart to their driving licence, which will come into force by 2015.

It is estimated that this move alone could collectively save the nation's drivers up to £8 million.

Other initiatives include enhancing the regulation surrounding the Statutory Off Road Notification process (SORN), so that drivers will not have to renew their notice on a yearly basis.

Ms Greening commented: "Motorists shouldn't have to keep numerous bits of paper just to prove they can drive and have bought insurance - we live in digital age and we need to embrace that."

She said that removing barriers would help to stimulate economic growth.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801240808-ADNFCR

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