No More Paper Driving Licences
5th January 2015
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The government under its “red tape challenge consultation on road transportation” policy has decided to abolish them and they will no longer be issued from this date. The information on this document will not be transferred to the plastic part of your license as I assume they do not have the technology or resources. If you wish to see what information is held about you e.g. driving restrictions due to health, endorsements etc you will have to apply online to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on their new “view driving record" service which they say will be available soon. Any other persons or organisations can apply to see this information about you on another new site called “share my driving record” again available soon. The DVLA will decide from the applications who can and cannot have access and it may not require your permission. The police of course can already access all this information.

A note to learner drivers, you seem to have been forgotten, as no mention is made by the DVLA of provisional license holders.  So we do not know yet if driving examiners will still require to see both parts of your license or will have access to this new site or are happy just to see the plastic part when you attend for your driving test.

For more information please visit: www.gov.uk/dvla

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