Annual SORN declaration will be scrapped

15% of current rules will be thrown in the bin

THE GOVERNMENT have declared they'll scrap the need to annually declare your vehicle as SORN, along with another 142 regulations which they claim will either be scrapped or improved.

The annual SORN declaration was typical DVLA thinking; every year you had to prove your unused motorcycle was still off the road, instead of the DVLA knowing it's on the road by the process of you taxing it.

Under the new plans, once you declare your vehicle SORN, you won't have to do so every year.

Other changes include scrapping the law that declares motorists need to hold a paper counterpart to their licence by 2015 and removing the need to hold paper proof of insurance, replacing this with a new insurance database.

The DfT have proposed that 22.3% of rules will be improved and 15.4% will be scrapped.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: "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."