Is your Driving Licence Valid22 June 2020
According to reports, more than 2.3 million motorists across the UK are driving around with an expired driving licence meaning they face a £1,000 fine if stopped by the police.
Photocard licences have an expiry of 10 years, with a cost to renew of £14 (£17 by post).
If your licence elapsed before 1 February 2020, you could face a £1000 penalty if you are stopped by the police because its classed as driving without a valid driving licence.
To check your driving licence is valid, have a look at section 4b on the front of the licence.
If the expiry date falls between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020, the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) will add an automatic extension of 7 months on to your licence whilst we're in the COVID - 19 Pandemic
You can check your driving licence and the digital records held by the DVLA about your driving licence here.
You'll need your:
- Driving Licence Number
- National Insurance Number
- Postcode of the driving licence
It is worth checking all your details are correct, including name and address, as having the wrong details can carry a penalty.
By adding the 7-month extension it allows the motorist to continue to make essential journeys, the DVLA will issue a reminder before the 7-month extension ends.