From January 2015 the paper part of the driving licence will officially disappear as the DVLA continues its aim to digitise motorists’ records.
What does this mean for you??
You do not need to take any action, just keep your current photocard driving licence.
If you have an old style paper driving licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998, this change won’t affect you, and you should keep your licence.
Entitlements, penalty points and the status of your driving licence won’t change.
What do you do with your old paper licence?
If you don’t think you’ll need it, then you may destroy it. You should not destroy the counterpart before 1 January 2015.
How do organisations and businesses check your licence?
DVLA is developing a new digital enquiry service for launch later this year that will allow organisations and businesses (such as employers and car hire companies) to view information they can currently see on the driving licence counterpart.
Driving licence information via this service will only be made available to those who have a right to see it, and with the knowledge of the driving licence holder.
For any other motoring queries please call us on 01243 510 650