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Driving licences are going digital. If you’re hoping to hire a car this summer holiday, then you need to know the changes

The paper counterpart to your photocard driving licence has today been replaced by an online service, the DVLA has announced, which means big changes to the way you share your driver information with employers and care hire companies in particular.

The DVLA claim the change will also save motorists money - nearly half a million people in the UK lost their counterparts last year, each forking out £20 for a replacement. Now, all that information will be stored online.

Drivers will need to retain their actual driving licence, whether it’s a plastic photocard licence or an old-style paper licence. And, when you need to share your driving information, you simply generate a check code via the DVLA’s Share Driving Licence service, which employers or car hire companies can then use to access the details. It’s worth noting that this code is only valid if obtained less than 72 hours prior to the pick-up time. You can access your information at You’ll need your driver licence number, your National Insurance number and the postcode on your driving licence.

The DVLA is hoping the change will make the system more efficient, providing real time data about entitlement, validity, disqualification and endorsements, and in doing so, will ultimately improve road safety by forcing individuals who may be driving illegally off the road.

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Posted on 8th June 2015 at 3:40 PM

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