Tag: driving licence

Warning for UK drivers in the EU post-Brexit

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Licence Bureau, which carries out driving licence checks, has warned UK drivers that their driving licences may not be valid in the European Union (EU) in the event of the nation exiting with no withdrawal agreement in place.

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Fewer under 25s learning to drive

Fewer under 25s learning to drive

12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

According to research carried out by leading automotive consumer website www.HonestJohn.co.uk, young people are giving up on the idea of learning to drive. The number of 17-year olds taking the practical driving test has fallen by more than 100,000 since 2007-08, while the overall number of under-25s in the UK that are learning to drive is down by 20 per cent.

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1.75m UK motorists ‘could struggle’ to access online driving licence: Licencecheck

1.75m UK motorists ‘could struggle’ to access online driving licence: Licencecheck

9th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the abolition of the driving licence paper counterpart yesterday, more than 1.75 million motorists could struggle to access their driving licence online, according to a licence checking and monitoring company. Licencecheck said that it had seen evidence of “teething problems” with the new system, introduced by the DVLA for drivers to access or share their driving licence information.

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Change to driving licence ‘will save taxpayer millions’ – DVLA

8th June 2015 | 0 Comments

From today (8 June 2015), the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being replaced by an online service. This will save motorists millions of pounds and change the way they share their information with employers and car hire companies, says the DVLA.

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Driving Test celebrates 80 years

1st June 2015 | 0 Comments

This week marks 80 years since the introduction of the driving test in Great Britain. The test became compulsory on 1 June 1935. In 1934 there were just 1.5 million cars in use, but over 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads. Within a year of the introduction of the test, the number of deaths had fallen by 1,000, and has continued to improve.

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NFDA supports increased DVLA services

27th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has voiced her organisation’s support for the DVLA’s extension of online services. The Authority has made it possible to retain and assign a registration number online, a feature for which the NFDA has previously campaigned.

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Change to the driving licence – paper counterpart to become obsolete

30th April 2015 | 0 Comments

From 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart of the driving licence (D740) is to be abolished and will no longer be issued by the the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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Driving Monitor releases new DVLA real-time paperless licence checking service

3rd March 2015 | 0 Comments

Driving Monitor is a driver risk management company using web technologies to build a safer fleet. Working with Blue Chip companies and SME's their vision is to help fleets meet their Duty of Care objectives whilst reducing costs and minimising accidents and insurance premiums. The company has recently released the next generation in driving licence verification services to the UK market.

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Union flag to appear on driving licences

5th January 2015 | 0 Comments

British motorists will be able to fly the flag with pride from this new year thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced at the end of 2014.

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Don’t pay unnecessary fees, warns DVLA

10th October 2014 | 1 Comment

The DVLA warns that when applying online for a driving licence or to tax a vehicle, motorists should always make sure they use the official Gov.uk site. DVLA has been made aware of several websites offering a check and send service for driving licence or vehicle tax applications. Some sites exaggerate the nature of the services they provide, or deliberately underplay the services that people can get for free or at a lower cost from official sources.

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Government proposes driving licence fee reduction

4th August 2014 | 0 Comments

The proposals are contained in a public consultation on driver licensing fees. The consultation sets out a proposed reduction in driving licence fees of 32 per cent for digital transactions and 15 per cent for paper applications.

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More online services, fewer employees – DVLA to cut expenditure 30% by 2016/17

More online services, fewer employees – DVLA to cut expenditure 30% by 2016/17

4th April 2014 | 0 Comments

The direction the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency will take over the next three years has been set out in its new strategic plan, which was released yesterday. Amongst the highlights of The Strategic Plan for 2014/15 – 2016/17 are total efficiency savings of approximately 30 per cent (compared with 2013/14 levels) by 2016/17, and an expansion and acceleration of DVLA online services.

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A third of young adults in UK find learning to drive, car ownership too expensive

5th March 2014 | 0 Comments

A survey commissioned by insurance price comparison website Gocompare.com shows that young people feel priced out of car ownership, or even learning how to drive. Over a third (35 per cent) of non-drivers aged between 17 and 25 responding to the survey said it is just too expensive to learn to drive or to own […]

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One in five drivers is over 65

16th January 2014 | 0 Comments

There are now more than seven million drivers over the age of 65 on the UK's roads, according to road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The number of drivers over 65 reached 7,191,192 in November 2013.

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Goodyear publishes road safety white paper

Goodyear publishes road safety white paper

29th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Goodyear Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) published the findings of a new research project it undertook with the European Driving Schools Association (EFA) on 27 November. Alongside the research, Goodyear EMEA published a Road Safety White Paper – “Driving Safety First: Improving Road Safety For Novice Drivers”. The White Paper was introduced and discussed at a panel debate of the European Transport Safety Council in Brussels today.

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