Drivers across the UK are urged to check their road tax as the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) changes. 

It comes as the DVLA shares that reminders to pay road tax will no longer be sent out in the post if you opt out of receiving postal letters.

Instead, drivers will receive a text message or email informing them they must pay road tax. 

However, motorists signing up for an account can still choose to have vehicle tax reminders sent to them by post if they wish.

The DVLA road tax change is part of the agency's new driver and vehicles online account service, which lets all vehicle and driver information be in one place. 

Alongside the new service, DVLA shares that in 2021, around £119 million in road tax was not paid. 

They also found that 55% of vehicles on the road were left unlicensed for two months or less. 

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How to pay road tax

If you are unsure if your vehicle has road tax, you can check via the DVLA website to avoid a hefty fine. 

On the website, you will find information on what you need to create an account, including a recent vehicle tax reminder or a ‘last chance’ warning letter from DVLA.

But if you do not have the information required, you can still apply for a new logbook to get the information. 

Road tax can be paid by debit or credit card, or Direct Debit and you must tax your vehicle even if you do not have to pay anything, such as if you’re exempt because you’re disabled.