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lesto123 Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Check the above!!!!!
They have to be renewed every 10 yrs.
35000 people are about to get a £1000 fine.

Section 3a on front I believe
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
questioned this with them already when i moved last yr said can i update it all now rather than this yr they said no must be done at due time and they will write to advise when
#2
wanderer
questioned this with them already when i moved last yr said can i update it all now rather than this yr they said no must be done at due time and they will write to advise when


Yeah i also tryed to get them to update my photo when they changed my address on my license, but they refused lol 2yrs to go!
#3
be fair, 35000 people are about to get a £1000 fine ONLY if they have ignorned the reminder DVLC have sent to them or if they have not notified DVLC of a new address
#4
so that will be a few of them then.
Another great stealth tax, glad I still have the normal license.
Wonder how long I will get to hang on to it?
#5
The Fox
be fair, 35000 people are about to get a £1000 fine ONLY if they have ignorned the reminder DVLC have sent to them or if they have not notified DVLC of a new address


whose DVLC? Thought it was the DVLA?:roll:
banned#6
I've got 1 year 2 months left on mine :w00t: I look like an old man compared to my 17 year old photo
#7
bargainhunter2009
whose DVLC? Thought it was the DVLA?:roll:


I think we know what was meant - pedant.

And while we're at it the spelling is - who's (short for who is). Whose DVLC ? asks a question - who owns DVLC?.:whistling:
banned#8
Apparently "DVLA (formerly DVLC) Offices, The DVLC became the DVLA in 1990, and the acronym DVLC is now obsolete. Therefore, all correspondence and other communication regarding number plates and registrations should be addressed to DVLA and not to DVLC."
#9
lumoruk
Apparently "DVLA (formerly DVLC) Offices, The DVLC became the DVLA in 1990, and the acronym DVLC is now obsolete. Therefore, all correspondence and other communication regarding number plates and registrations should be addressed to DVLA and not to DVLC."


oh never knew that, but i was only 7 in 1990 lol! :thumbsup:
#10
:p
oxter
I think we know what was meant - pedant.

And while we're at it the spelling is - who's (short for who is). Whose DVLC ? asks a question - who owns DVLC?.:whistling:
banned#11
bargainhunter2009
oh never knew that, but i was only 7 in 1990 lol! :thumbsup:


Likewise :)
#12
The Fox
be fair, 35000 people are about to get a £1000 fine ONLY if they have ignorned the reminder DVLC have sent to them or if they have not notified DVLC of a new address


They are saying NO REMINDERS are being sent out, its up to you to renew.
Bit the same as your passport.
#13
lesto123
They are saying NO REMINDERS are being sent out, its up to you to renew.
Bit the same as your passport.


there are reminders...I passed my test last april, and in the excitement literally read everything i got given...it said CLEARLY about the expiry date and i told my dad to look at his...his expired this month, but he got a reminder letter just before xmas, so proof the reminders are sent out, although to be honest, if you have the new style licence then all the documentation that goes with it explains what each of the details on the card are for, so more fool the people that didnt check!!!!!
I bet most people think its some kind of junkmail and dont bother to read the reminders
#14
With a renewal application

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will send you a renewal application pack two months before your photo is due to expire. You’ll need to:

complete the enclosed form
include a new passport type photo of yourself that’s been taken within the last month (you don’t need the back of the photo signed)
return both parts of your driving licence (photocard and counterpart document)
enclose a cheque or postal order for £17.50 (no fee is needed if you have a medical short period licence or you’re aged 70 or over)
send your completed application and fee to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1DH
If you have changed your name, you’ll also need to provide identity documents as proof.
banned#15
The Fox
blah blah blah.... £17.50 ...blah...blah


I need to bLOODY pay!!! again!!!??? I thought I paid enough for all the tests and lessons already :x it's free to change address but not put a new photo on jesus, joseph and mary!!
1 Like #16
This is a note passing through goverment Departments.



Very Important for drivers.


Please pass on to all friends/colleagues.

Unwitting motorists face £1,000 fines as thousands of photo card driving licences expire.

Thousands of motorists are at risk of being fined up to £1,000 because they are unwittingly driving without a valid licence.

They risk prosecution after failing to spot the extremely small print on their photo card licence which says it automatically expires after 10 years and has to be renewed - even though drivers are licensed to drive until the age of 70.

The fiasco has come to light a decade after the first batch of photo licences was issued in July 1998, just as they start to expire.

Motoring organisations blamed the Government for the fiasco and said 'most' drivers believed their licences were for life.

A mock-up driving licence from 1998 when the photo cards were launched shows the imminent expiry date as item '4b'

They said officials had failed to publicise sufficiently the fact that new-style licences - unlike the old paper ones - expire after a set period and have to be renewed.

To rub salt into wounds, drivers will have to a pay £17.50 to renew their card - a charge which critics have condemned as a 'stealth tax' and which will earn the Treasury an estimated £437million over 25 years.

Official DVLA figures reveal that while 16,136 expired this summer, so far only 11,566 drivers have renewed, leaving 4,570 outstanding.

With another 300,000 photo card licences due to expire over the coming year, experts fear the number of invalid licences will soar, putting thousands more drivers in breach of the law and at risk of a fine.

At the heart of the confusion is the small print on the tiny
credit-card-size photo licence, which is used in conjunction with the paper version.

Just below the driver name on the front of the photo card licence is a series of dates and details - each one numbered.

Number 4b features a date in tiny writing, but no explicit explanation as to what it means.

The date's significance is only explained if the driver turns over the card and reads the key on the back, which states that '4b' means 'licence valid to'.

Even more confusingly, an adjacent table on the rear of the card sets out how long the driver is registered to hold a licence - that is until his or her 70th birthday.

A total of 25 million new-style licences have been issued but - motoring experts say - drivers were never sufficiently warned they would expire after 10 years.

Motorists who fail to renew their licences in time are allowed to continue driving but the DVLA says they could be charged with 'failing to surrender their licence', an offence carrying a £1,000 fine.

AA president, Edmund King said: 'It is not generally known that photo card licences expire: there appears to be a lack of information that people will have to renew these licences.

'People think they have already paid them for once over and that is it.

'It will come as a surprise to motorists and a shock that they have to pay an extra £17.50.'

The AA called on the Government to use the annual £450million from traffic enforcement fines to offset the renewal charge.

:thumbsup: :w00t:
banned#17
lesto123
This is a note passing through goverment Departments.

Very Important for drivers.

Please pass on to all friends/colleagues.



Wow thanks for that
#18
17 freeking quid this country is a pure rip off!!
#19
wow! i never knew this. gonna have to go and check now.
1 Like #20
I look like a sex offender on my current licence.

I was told to not smile but I don't know why I decided to do crazy eyes.
#21
Er.... S**T!!! :w00t: Better go check! :thinking: I have'nt even got £1000 to my name :oops:
#22
lil_tiger
there are reminders...I passed my test last april, and in the excitement literally read everything i got given...it said CLEARLY about the expiry date and i told my dad to look at his...his expired this month, but he got a reminder letter just before xmas, so proof the reminders are sent out, although to be honest, if you have the new style licence then all the documentation that goes with it explains what each of the details on the card are for, so more fool the people that didnt check!!!!!
I bet most people think its some kind of junkmail and dont bother to read the reminders


Suggest you read earlier quote from a goverment document :thumbsup:
banned#23
Hey guys news flash just checked my g/f's, if you change address and send in a photo with the back signed your license is valid for another 10 years free of charge. Also it's from when you passed your test not when you first got your provisional.

I'm going to try the address change route when mines up for renewal, even though my address will be staying the same I'll just add the village name instead of the postal town :)
#24
lumoruk
Hey guys news flash just checked my g/f's, if you change address and send in a photo with the back signed your license is valid for another 10 years free of charge. Also it's from when you passed your test not when you first got your provisional.

I'm going to try the address change route when mines up for renewal, even though my address will be staying the same I'll just add the village name instead of the postal town :)


Update Yep you are a bit right

Change photo its chargable as when youchange address only they use same photo,reason to change every 10 yrs photo may not look like you.
Perhaps as I keep updating and amending I might know something you others dont.

Who do I work for or perhaps one of my family works for :thumbsup:
banned#25
lesto123

Change photo its chargable as when youchange address only they use same photo


Sorry that sentence is con fuddled ? My girlfriend changed address in 2008 and sent in a photo with the the back signed (no money sent), her licence is now valid till 2018.
#26
lumoruk
Sorry that sentence is con fuddled ? My girlfriend changed address in 2008 and sent in a photo with the the back signed (no money sent), her licence is now valid till 2018.


Sorry
should read
Change address they do it for free .
Change photo you pay.
BUT mine own reads
start 15 06 06 expire 19 03 2012
after changing address 15/06/2006
Expire date is still exactly 10 yrs from change to photo licence.18/03/2002(when applied for)
I think you need to look into this more as you are reading something wrong somewhere I think.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
banned#27
lesto123
Sorry
should read
Change address they do it for free .
Change photo you pay.
BUT mine own reads
start 15 06 06 expire 19 03 2012
after changing address 15/06/2006
Expire date is still exactly 10 yrs from change to photo licence.18/03/2002(when applied for)
I think you need to look into this more as you are reading something wrong somewhere I think.:thumbsup::thumbsup:


it definitely says 4b) 2018 and she passed her test before me, I sent a new photo with mine but didn't sign it. She sent one and got it signed didn't have to pay. Mine is like yours expires 2013 although I changed address 2007. They might have made a mistake, but for the sake of £17.50 I'm going to give it a shot in a few years :)

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