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Check your driver licence for free

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Found 20th Sep 2014
Check your drivers licence for free.

DVLA have now launched beta test site so drivers (and insurers!) can check their driving conviction history.

You will need your driver licence no, national ins no and postcode.

Very useful service and it's free!

If you have moved address you may discover speeding tickets sent to old address if you forgot to tell DVLA!

1st post so don't be too harsh!

135 Comments

Original Poster

Oh it also lets you know when photo card expires.

not recognising my NI licence number though

"You can’t use this service if your licence was issued in Northern Ireland."

post pics of your convictions!!

why dont you just look at the licence?

i have some privacy concerns about this site as the information they ask for to display details would often be available to an employer as they often have copies of driving licences know your date of birth national insurance number and postcode

queensclose

why dont you just look at the licence?



That's what I thought too.

Must only list current points, mine doesn't show from 90's.

Very handy now I know which licence of mine is currently valid.

Nice find.

IamMT

i have some privacy concerns about this site as the information they ask … i have some privacy concerns about this site as the information they ask for to display details would often be available to an employer as they often have copies of driving licences know your date of birth national insurance number and postcode



I can see where your coming from. Employers normally have in the contract / t&c's that if you have any convictions once employed you have to let them know (especially if your job involves driving, insurance for a company car etc)

Hmm, all the details you need are there on your license when you are looking for your license number lol

Original Poster

queensclose

why dont you just look at the licence?



To check if older (spent) convictions have been removed from DVLA records and to check if any convictions have been added ie speeding cameras

IamMT

i have some privacy concerns about this site as the information they ask … i have some privacy concerns about this site as the information they ask for to display details would often be available to an employer as they often have copies of driving licences know your date of birth national insurance number and postcode



"It’s a criminal offence to obtain someone else’s personal information without their permission."

There is nothing on the site that you can't obtain as an employer or insurer from calling the DLA so I don't have any privacy concerns great post

Siddy

Must only list current points, mine doesn't show from 90's.



They only stay on for 4 years. Counted up for 3.

What kind of idiot doesn't know about their own driving convictions.

davythree

That's what I thought too.



You still have to get the license out for license number. If you have hidden your license, and if this didn't need the license number, this'd be handy. But it's quicker to look at the license if you get it out than to enter it in a computer system by the government.

If you move address do you have to pay for a new licence?

chris88

If you move address do you have to pay for a new licence?

No you get a free replacement

very handy. i had forgotten my driving entitlements, having passed my test in '87.

napolimp

What kind of idiot doesn't know about their own driving convictions.



dito

Henry_VIII47 To check if older (spent) convictions have been removed from … Henry_VIII47 To check if older (spent) convictions have been removed from DVLA records and to check if any convictions have been added ie speeding cameras



livesf

You still have to get the license out for license number. If you have … You still have to get the license out for license number. If you have hidden your license, and if this didn't need the license number, this'd be handy. But it's quicker to look at the license if you get it out than to enter it in a computer system by the government.



look at the bottom of form please

Don't know your driving licence number? Search for your record using your … Don't know your driving licence number? Search for your record using your personal details. Alternatively, you can return to the Start Now page.


Every one knows their name postcode and DOB if not god help ya!!!
the only thing extra they need is NI which if you work it's on your payslip if you don't and get benefits it will be on letters from them

What do u do if u av lost ur licence and don't know driver license number?

livesf

You still have to get the license out for license number. If you have … You still have to get the license out for license number. If you have hidden your license, and if this didn't need the license number, this'd be handy. But it's quicker to look at the license if you get it out than to enter it in a computer system by the government.



this is handy if you have moved and forgot to tell them of change of address. Yes, it does happen....

and please, if you are a smart-**** - please do not bother with the "It's an offence not to tell them you have moved....." - I know that, but just sometimes there is something you forget...

Edited by: "CockneySpur" 21st Sep 2014

Call me paranoid, but I don't trust anything from the government where I have to put in my details.

*tin foil hat on*

Maybe it's a government scam to harvest details. What's your national insurance number got to do with your driving licence?

Employers cant just check your licence without your permission. Its a breech of the data protection act and highly illegal

lerk

Call me paranoid, but I don't trust anything from the government where I … Call me paranoid, but I don't trust anything from the government where I have to put in my details.



You're paranoid.

ashleylangford503

*tin foil hat on* Maybe it's a government scam to harvest details. What's … *tin foil hat on* Maybe it's a government scam to harvest details. What's your national insurance number got to do with your driving licence?



as it was the Government that issued your NI number I would think they already know it

My licence allows me to drive a "mowing machine"

RENEW YOUR LICENCE now as changes are coming in 2016 Only photocard driving licences after that.
The woman in the Post office told me and she knows everything

I heard about this on the news the other day. People are falsely claiming to be able to drive certain types of vehicles or that they don't have points on their license or to live elsewhere which helps to reduce their insurance costs. This type of fraud is adding around £50 per person, per year on their insurance premiums and this site is designed to help reduce these types of fraud.

The insurance companies will initially most likely get you to check your own details to ensure your details are correct. Ultimately though they will use to fight fraudulent claims.

I didn't realise that all your points from one conviction were removed after 4 years now.
I was still under the assumption that it was 3 points removed every 3 years like I had the last time.
Time to clean my paper counterpart then :P

i think its quite a good thing to be honest - for those of us who have to drive for your job the constant licence checks we have to go through could all be a thing of the past - the being hounded to dig out your licence every few months!

Great free site. Heat added.

"Due to a technical problem we can't display your details right now. Please try again later"

Henry_VIII

Oh it also lets you know when photo card expires.



phew!

was worried i would have to open my wallet and look at it,

now i can login online and check

thats a weight of my shoulder!

I have no need , I have held a driving licence for 23 years and never had any points,fines,speeding tickets ,parking tickets .I am a good boy , drive within the speed limit ,pay attention to the road and never use a mobile while driving

fattyuk

phew!was worried i would have to open my wallet and look at it,now i can … phew!was worried i would have to open my wallet and look at it,now i can login online and checkthats a weight of my shoulder!



Ha ha

Henry_VIII

Oh it also lets you know when photo card expires.


Don't worry about that. The DVLA will write to you near expiry and fleece circa 30 quid off you!
Effing stealth taxes in this country!!!
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