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2m drivers who don't know their licence is invalid

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posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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Hi guys

Just a heads up to the brits out there.
Check your driving licence guys it could save you £1000
You can read about it here




posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 06:02 AM
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This Clearly indicates why accidents are on a dramatic rise.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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A license is in general valid for 10 years right?
That seems to be a long enough time to take a look at it once in a while and be prepared to renew it.
Seriously how hard is it!
If a person thinks the license is good for life, perhaps it is time to take it away from them... Seems it would be equally hard to understand the roadsigns then.
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posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 06:40 AM
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True but the old licence was valid until you're 75.
Many of us oldies just kinda assumed the new one was the same. It never used to be like a passport you knew you had to renew, hence it's not something we'd think of.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 06:48 AM
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up until the introduction of the plastic photo id driving licence here in the uk we had paper licences that lasted until the driver reached the age of 70 years old .

the driver then had to prove that they were still fit to drive before they were issued a new one ..

the plastic id licence was introduced to comply with the e e c rules and now only last ten years



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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Unfortunately they failed to advertise that fact.
Just think the DVLA should make more of an effort to inform people.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 07:38 AM
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The DVLA are government revenue collectors, the money forums are full of DVLA scams, and bad practise.

This is just one more sneaky way of extorting your cash.

Thanks for the heads up, I have 4 more years to go.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 07:57 AM
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reply to post by Watchfull
 


Welcome
Just hate to see gov't extortion and this seems like an indirect way to earn revenue



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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It sounds to me like the US needs to adopt the UK's license program.

I'm on my 3rd license, and this one expires in 2 more years.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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Strange. My Insurance company asks for a photocopy of my license every year and would refuse to insure me if it was out of date.

I guess most don't do that?



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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Its not that that your license has expired more your photo ID isn't up to date and your appearance may have changed , so its your photo ID that has expired


I drive heavy goods so need to take a medical every 5 years and renew my pic every 10 or I have no work , I have no problem remembering


If you check the back of your photo license the expiry date is there .


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posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:56 AM
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Thanks for that
This thread is just a heads up for those unaware of the issue.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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But still, do they not have the expiration date written on them?

No matter what the thread is still good


And apparently some old licenses are almost good for life, so I will admit my own ignorance for not thinking about that.
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posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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when you receive your photo card licence , you also get a booklet that explains every thing about the licence
including renewal .
a driving licence lasts just as long as a passport and the passport office does not send out reminders .
so why all this panic ?
when i left school i soon learnt to organise my life including making appointments at the doctors or the dentist etc
i know when to get a new mot for the car and when it needs taxing and even renewing my insurance.

i do not need a civil servant to write to me and remind me to do these things
and renewing a driving licence is no different



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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Want a job ?
I was only giving the heads up to the oldies out there. We lived before computers and some us may not be aware of this. So to those that aren't as organised check your licences, the insurance companies might rip off the kids

No reason to give them an excuse to rip us off as well.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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yes i would love a job , retirement does not sit well with me , and yes i am one of the oldies .



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