DVLA Announced Further Extension to Driving Licences
In a recent announcement, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has confirmed a further extension to the validity of photocard driving licences. This applies to cards due to expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020.
The further extension follows the seven-month extension revealed in June. Now, this means if your photocard driving licence was due to expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020, then automatically 11 months will be added to the cards' expiration dates. In other words, the extension will commence from the date your licence is supposed to expire. This scheme also applies to motorists' entitlement to drive.
Is Your Driving Licence Valid?
The further extension for driving licence validity will apply to many drivers but not all. If the expiry date on your driving licence does not fall within the dates mentioned above, then the extension will not apply to your photocard licence.
Did you know that you could be fined £1,000 if your Photocard Driving Licence isn't valid?
Need to check yours? Read our quick and easy guide below...
Photocard licences expire after 10 years, but it's so easy to forget! Renew your photocard licence here (it'll cost you £14 but at least you'll avoid that hefty fine).
Is Your Address Correct?
Again, you're getting fined £1,000 if it isn't. Fortunately, it's free to change your address on your licence and it is pretty easy too. Click here to change your address online.
Has Your Name Changed?
According to insurers, 3% of women fail to update their name on their licence after getting married. This too could land you that £1,000 fine! Visit the government website to change your name as soon as you can.