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Drivers granted seven-month photocard licence extension

Drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be granted a seven-month extension from the date of expiry.

The DVLA says this will help drivers to make necessary journeys without having to obtain a new photograph to renew their licence.


Driving Test Centre Open Day

Musselburgh Test centre

8th September 2018 12-3pm.

Open to the public.

Meet some driving examiners, learn about the driving test and ride along with a driving examiner, so you know what to expect when you take your test.

Driving test changes from 4 December 2017

The 4 driving test changes: The independent driving part of the test last around 20 minutes, about half of the test.  Candidates have to drive withou

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Learn to drive on motorways

A new law to allow learner drivers to venture onto motorways will start from 4 June 2018. Learner drivers are allowed to take motorway driving lessons

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Theory tests costs fall from 1 October 2015

The cost of car theory test will drop from £25 to £23 for test taken from 1 October 2015. The changes apply to theory test taken from 1 October 2015

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Driving licence check code extended from 72 hours to 21 days

From today (10 July 2015) the check code generated for motorists to share their driving licence details will be valid for 21 days. Previously the code

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How to share or verify a driver’s record

The driving licence counterpart, i.e. the paper part, will no longer be used from 8 June 2015. From this date, a new driver record check law will be i

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Driving licence counterparts

From 8 June 2015, driving licence counterparts will no longer be issued and counterparts already issued will be cease to have any legal status.

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