Ask a silly question

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

DVLA has today released a list of some of the unusual questions customers have asked whilst trying to find out if their car is taxed.


DVLA’s services on Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa allow motorists to ask when their vehicle tax is due by providing the registration number. 


While most people have asked when their tax is due, some have asked some slightly more unusual questions, including:



  • How do you get chewing gum off a leather settee?

  • How do I apply for Love Island?

  • Do you know a good vegan recipe for chicken?

  • Are red cars the fastest?

  • What time is lunch?

  • Is it going to rain in Ellesmere Port today?

  • What did you think of the Bumblebee movie?

  • How can I stop my flatmate drinking my milk?

  • Where are my socks?

  • Is this rash normal?

DVLA chief executive Julie Lennard said: “We want motorists to be able use our services quickly and easily and voice assistants are becoming more and more popular. While some of the questions customers have asked us fall a little outside our area of expertise, we will continue to make our services simpler, better and safer.”


Nearly 98% of interactions with DVLA are now carried out using DVLA’s digital services.


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