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UK driving licence - new rules

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UK driving licence - new rules

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:35 pm

British drivers currently need to produce a plastic card and the paper "counterpart" when required, e.g. by an Official, or when renting a car.  Some people still carry the old original paper licence, but the Law changes on June 8th. dispensing with the paper counterpart altogether.

Life suddenly becomes more complicated for people renting a car on holiday abroad, as they may be refused without a (typically "civil service") requirement to contact DVLA before you go, with your Licence number and National Insurance number whereupon you will be given a magic code that enables the Rental Company to check your driving record for Penalties.  The code expires after 72 hours.

Still on the subject of DVLA, you no longer get a reminder when your tax disc runs out.  That could produce some red faces if people don't remember to renew on time.  Put it in your diary.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/dvla-driving-licence-paperless-change-could-mean-car-chaos-this-summer/ar-BBiEPsi
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Post by boatlady on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:42 pm

Ouch! Didn't realise I won't get a reminder to renew my tax disc - for many years this has been the only thing that kept me legal

(gets out diary)
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:10 pm

I'm wrong on that. Reminders on Form V11 will continue to be sent out when the tax falls due. I was confused by having just read about people who had not received a reminder because it had been "lost in the post" or they had moved to a different address.

So it's anyway perhaps a good idea to have it in your diary.
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Don't try this at home

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:32 am

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/watch/range-rover-smashes-jaguar-for-blocking-the-road/vi-BBtpLSH

(Not even if Sandbanks is where you live)
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