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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Paper driving licences
Posted by: Mary Oppe
Date/Time: 22/05/15 09:46:00

If you are going to hire a car at home or abroad, be aware of this (from

"From 8 June 2015, you may wish to check with the hire company what they need to see when you hire a vehicle. If you’re asked for evidence of what vehicles you can drive or confirmation of any penalty points, you can request a unique code from GOV.UK which allows you to share your driving licence details or you can download a summary of your driving licence record. The code lasts for up to 72 hours and will allow the hire companies to make any necessary checks. You can also request a code by calling 0300 083 0013. This also applies if you have a paper licence that was issued before 1998.

Not all vehicle hire companies will ask for this information and we advise that you check with your hire company."

Some motoring organisations are suggesting that you retain the paper part of the licence for the time being as police and car hire companies abroad may not be aware of the changes.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Paper driving licences22/05/15 09:11:00 Sean Wales
   Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 09:15:00 Will Watson
      Re:Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 09:28:00 Esther Gibbs
         Re:Re:Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 09:32:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 09:46:00 Mary Oppe
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 11:18:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Paper driving licences22/05/15 12:46:00 Colin Jordan
                     Photo licence photos have to be renwed every 10 years or you get  a fine of £100022/05/15 14:27:00 Tony Buchanan

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