How to Check Driving Licences Online

In 2014 the DVLA made it possible to check your driving licence online. By signing in to the .GOV website, you can quickly and easily see important information such as what type of licence you hold, what vehicles you are licensed to drive, if you have incurred any penalty points or disqualifications and when your driving licence expires.

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The Triumphs and Traumas of Being a New Driver

As I waved goodbye to my daughter, she began the long drive from Southend back to Bournemouth. It all seems to have gone by in a blur – being a parent. On one level its taken such a long time and on another – its all flown by so fast.  What an interesting journey, being a […]

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Can You Face the Consequences?

I think we all need a consistent and constant reminder to not use our mobile phones when driving. Please take a moment to watch this video and see the havoc a person can cause by distracted driving. Would you want this to happen to someone in your family or friend circle? New rules coming into […]

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Help Older People Drive Safer for Longer

In 30 year’s time when autonomous vehicles are king and serious collisions are things of the past, people may be surprised to read about the scale of death and injury on our roads in 2016. John Plowman. Chairman of the Older Drivers Task Force There may be changes afoot for the older driver. The most recent […]

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Viewing Your Driving Licence Online

On the 8th June 2015 the UK changed its standard driving licence to no longer include a paper counterpart. You can now easily access the information on your driving licence as and when needed online 24/7 at GOV.UK. You will have to provide your National Insurance number, Postcode and Driver number to enable you to find out […]

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The Connection Between Your Driving Test and Your Car MOT

There is an obvious connection between your car and taking a driving test, that connection is your driving licence. However this connection is a little more involved than it seems at first. Part of your driving test includes a section which driving instructors call “Show/Tell questions”. These questions are 2 of a potential 19 and […]

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A Classic Car Drive – 1966 Austin Healey

Driving your own car may be the end goal of wanting to pass your driving lessons but have you thought about all the fun vehicles you could try, once you have? Recently on a trip to Scotland – I was invited on a Classic Car drive. My car-a 1966 3000 MK111 Austin Healey. I fell in love with […]

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Changes to the UK Driving Licence : No More Counterpart

From yesterday, Monday 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence will no longer be issued by the DVLA. Here’s what you need to know about the changes. The paper counterpart of the UK driving licence has been used to display information about driving licences that is not included in the photocard, […]

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Should “Graduated Driving Licences” Be Introduced to the UK?

According to research published by the British Medical Journal, almost 9000 injuries could have been avoided in the last two years had young drivers been restricted when they first passed their driving test. Campaigners would like to see a series of “graduated driving licences” which could include restrictions on the age of passengers that newly […]

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What is a Graduated Driving Licence?

This is the question I found myself asking the other day, when I heard it mentioned on the radio. So I decided to do a little digging, to help me and you understand the difference between the UK Driving Licence as it stands now and a Graduated Driving Licence, which may come into effect in […]

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