New Driving Licence Rules

New driving licence rules governing the recording of motoring offences were introduced on 8 June 2015.

From 8 June 2015, endorsements and penalty points issued in Scotland, England and Wales will be recorded electronically and will no longer appear on the driver’s licence card or the paper counterpart.

If a valid driving licence is a requirement for any of your employees you will need to familiarise yourself with the new licence checking procedures which the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has introduced.

The New Process

The “Share Driving Licence” service allows drivers to share their current driving licence information with third parties such as their employer or a car hire company.

  • The driver obtains the single use code by applying online here.
  • Employers and car hire companies can check the licence information by inputting the code, along with the last eigt digits from the driving licence number here.

The employee will need their driving licence number, national insurance number and home post-code to generate their code. Each ‘code’ is valid for a single use and must be used within 72 hours of been generated.

Alternatively, the employee can call the DVLA in advance on 0300 790 6801 and leave verbal permission for a nominated person or organisation to check their driving licence information.

The Each single-use code is only valid for 72 hours. Step-by-step guidance on this process is available on the DVLA website.

Employers’ car policies may need updated to reflect these changes.

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