Bye bye paper counterpart – driving licence goes photocard only
Just reminds me of that spell where they ****ed up their records and my paper licence had different entitlements to my plastic one. (lots of motorbike entitlements fell off people who had both A and B licences, some people who couldn’t prove their entitlements were told to resit tests)Posted 3 years ago
ok – but I think that the requirement is franceis just that if you;re driving, you have your licence with you (and a breathalyser and warning triangkle and stuff in your car) – just like in ‘murica. Over here we don’t have that, you can take your licence to the police station later if requiredPosted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@nbt – yes its the law in France to have driving licence, proof of vehicle ownership and insurance (the French provide little cards for these which people keep in their cars or even display in the windscreen). It’s the law in France to carry ID (your ID card or passport) with you at all times.Posted 3 years agochewkwMember
Ya, got stopped last year but did not carry anything on me. Just told the police to check their database. They did and everything was alright otherwise I would have to go to the nearest police station to show them my driving license. 🙂
With iPhone generation they should not have a problem calling DVLA etc to verify …Posted 3 years agoDrJMember
When my mum lived in France she had a mare of a time getting her UK driving licence updated when she remarried as she had no UK home!
You dont need a UK home, just an address to send it to. I’ve been using my mum’s address for the last 30 years. They must be wondering when I’m ever going to leave home !Posted 3 years ago
From January 2015, DVLA will no longer issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence.
You can check out your driving licence details online too. I wasn’t awer that I can reide a moped with no further test needed at all, and I can ride ANY SIZE motorbike on my provisional licence it says…Posted 3 years agomssansserifMember
You can check out your driving licence details online too. I wasn’t awer that I can reide a moped with no further test needed at all, and I can ride ANY SIZE motorbike on my provisional licence it says…
Just in case you try it you’ve slightly misunderstood it. I’m not 100% on the moped but I think you still need a CBT test (if you’re getting on a bit this might be wrong)
But you can only provisionally ride any sized motorbike, I.e. You need to be with an instructor.
On the plus side mine says 0 points. WooPosted 3 years ago
DrJ – Member
You dont need a UK home, just an address to send it to. I’ve been using my mum’s address for the last 30 years. They must be wondering when I’m ever going to leave home !
Oh don’t worry she used my address eventually!(they probably thought poor sod his mum has moved back in)
But at first she got some jobsworth statto who just kept saying if its not your place of residence then its not your address 🙄Posted 3 years agodowngradeMember
You’ll need to: …
be a resident of Great Britain
…Posted 3 years ago
If you’re moving abroad, you can’t register your new address on your British driving licence. Contact the driving licence authority in your new country of residence.thecaptainMember
Please state which law renders my license invalid. I’m well aware that there is official advice to get a license in your new country of residence – an international driving permit and UK license is only usable for up to one year, so anyone driving abroad long-term needs to do this, but if you aren’t driving abroad, you don’t need a foreign licence, and even if you get one, that doesn’t mean the UK one is revoked. I’m not aware of any reason why my current UK license should have lost its validity due to my living abroad.Posted 3 years ago
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