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 the information that is held about your driving record on the site. (Sessions time out … Read more

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 qualified drivers can carry, restrictions on driving at certain times at night and other similar … Read more

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 the future. UK Driving Licence: If you pass your theory and practical driving tests, then … Read more

Why Do I Need A Driving Licence?

Have you ever wondered exactly what the driving licence is actually for. Why is there both a photo id card and a paper counterpart? In this post, I’ll be able to explain why you have a driving licence and what it identifies. First of all, let’s start with the fundamental question. Why do I need a Driving Licence? Without holding an official driving licence, it is illegal to drive on … Read more