UK Licence Changes

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015

UK Licence Changes

From 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.


Find out more about the new licence changes


View the infographic of the changes


If you already hold a paper counterpart, after 8 June 2015 it will no longer have any legal status. You should destroy your paper counterpart after this date but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.


Test Rides

The process for booking a test ride on one of our vehicles has also now changed and will be done through an electronic validation system:

Firstly, you'll need to acquire a check code on the Goverment licence website. For this, you'll need to put in your Driving Licence Number, National Insurance Number and Postcode.

After you've sent us the check code and your driving licence number, we will then validate your details and, if everything is in order, comlete the demo form and get you out on a bike!