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Wed, 20 May 2015

Important Information - Changes to DVLA Driving Licence Verification


The DVLA are abolishing the paper counterpart of the photo card driving licence as of 8th June 2015. This means that driving convictions and penalty points will no longer be displayed on any driving licence.

This means that when driving or riding any of our vehicles after this date you will be asked to provide certain information from your driving record – such as details of any penalty points you may have. You can do this online via DVLA’s ‘Share Your Licence’ service.

There are 2 steps to this process - 1 for the driver and 1 for us, as the company loaning/hiring the vehicle.

Step 1. This step is for you as the driver. You’ll need to log on to our View Driving Licence service on GOV.UK and click on ‘Share your licence’. This will generate a unique one-time use access code that you’ll need to share with us, along with the last 8 digits of your driving licence number.

You’ll also have the option to download a summary of your driving licence information and access code and send it into one of our dealerships or tour operator.

Step 2. This step is for one of the team here at the dealership. Once you give us the access code it can be used with the last 8 digits of your driving licence number to view appropriate information from your DVLA driving record. 

Drivers with old style paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 can also use the Share Driving Licence service.

For more information on these changes and abolition of the counterpart visit GOV.UK and search nomorecounterpart or of course, call a member of the team at the dealership.