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Post by Paulmold on Fri May 15, 2015 2:34 pm

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Re: Driving licenses

Post by Dutto on Fri May 15, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi there,

It looks like a right dog's dinner of a change!! tap_fingers tap_fingers

Reading the link it becomes plain that it will be up to individuals to ensure that they obtain proof of their driving record if they are ever likely to be challenged on the subject; especially with regard to endorsements.

I did hear that car hire companies will probably still require proof that you don't have any endorsements ....  tap_fingers

.... so how will that work when you are overseas and need a hire-car in a hurry? tap_fingers

Does anyone else remember the old system that was run by your local council?  If you got convicted of an offence the Police took your licence, sent it to the Council and they stamped the details of the conviction and the fine on to the Licence itself; and posted it back to you.

A simple system that worked (especially if you drove carefully and didn't get any convictions) .... allthumbz

.... which is probably why someone decided to change it! tap_fingers tap_fingers

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Re: Driving licenses

Post by Paulmold on Fri May 15, 2015 8:46 pm

The new system was postponed from January due to hire companies wanting the ability to check endorsements, they can now do that on line.
It can't really be a problem abroad as I am led to believe we are the only country that has a paper license but as I haven't been to mainland Europe for many years I could be wrong.

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Re: Driving licenses

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri May 15, 2015 9:24 pm

Some of us still have "pink" paper, for a while anyway. Never understood the logic of going to a CC size photo license, and then still having a large paper component to go with it.

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Re: Driving licenses

Post by Oddsnends on Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:10 pm

To view your driving licence details

https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

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Post by Sue68 on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:49 pm

Surely you need your driving licence before you can view the online details. Licence number asked for.

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Re: Driving licenses

Post by SteveUK on Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:16 am

If you are going to hire a car where the company need to see your driving recoed, you are supposed to log on to the government web site and obtain an "access code" which you can give to the hire company.  They can then access your record themselves. 

The code is only valid for 72 hours though, so if you need one a few days into your holiday and you don't have access online, I think there is a UK phone number which you can call.  You'd probably need your N.I. number and your maiden-aunt's inside leg measurement to pass their security checks though!
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Re: Driving licenses

Post by Bobskate on Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:12 pm

...and don't forget your Maiden Aunt's inside leg measurement will be cAsE sensitive,
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