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Member Since 06 Jul 2011
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#409330 Changes To Driving Licence

Posted by SandyCat on 13 September 2014 - 07:20 PM

From January 2015 the paper part of the driving licence will officially disappear as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) continues its aim to digitise motorists' records.

Last October, the Department for Transport launched a review into how to make the DVLA "deliver better services and save money for the taxpayer".

Stephen Hammond, roads minister, concluded in a report that one of the main reforms would be to "remove the driving licence paper counterpart."

But what does this mean for the 46 million motorists in Britain, particularly for those who only have the paper component of the licence?

The DVLA says you do not need to take any action. The paper licence will continue to be valid - at least until it needs to renewed.

"Those who have an old style paper driving licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998, this change won't affect you, and you should keep your licence.

"The next time you need to update your name, address or renew your licence, you will be issued with a photocard only."

Those who have the photocard should continue using it, remembering to renew it when necessary ( gov.uk/renew-driving-licence ). Motorists could face a £1,000 fine if they are caught with an invalid licence.

The DVLA confirmed that there would be no charge for changing an old style paper licence to a photocard licence with a change of details.

However, once the motorist has the photocard licence, they will have to pay £20 each time it is renewed (every 10 years). Paper licences do not need to be renewed.

Anyone over the age of 70 will need to renew their licence every three years, updating it with any medical conditions. "If a driver updated their licence with a change of address, name or notified a medical conditions then the updated licence issued will be a photocard licence," the DVLA said.

 

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My advice to anyone who gets points on their licence is to keep a separate record of the date of offence, date of conviction, points and fine.  

You will need these for insurance purposes but may not be able to access the information when needed.    

Eventually, insurers will be able to access the DVLA through your licence number in real time but this may not progress fast enough with all insurers so having the information in advance could help. 




#409177 Pc Help?!

Posted by SandyCat on 13 September 2014 - 09:08 AM

Like I said earlier Matt go for an SSD next time as they are not affected by the heat etc and they are much faster anyway.  




#409051 Joke Thread

Posted by SandyCat on 12 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

How can you recognise a transvestite in Manchester?

 

They have a wigan address.




#408836 Monkey Trouble

Posted by SandyCat on 12 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

I would have gone ape.




#408576 New Car Shocker

Posted by SandyCat on 11 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

The thing is Martin you drove both and you spent your money on what you preferred and that's the main thing.  Anyone who buys a car based only on getting brownie points from a car forum has not made the right choice.   And you had the ba11s to come on here and tell us.  Good luck to you :)




#406446 Spend My Money For Me...

Posted by SandyCat on 06 September 2014 - 05:31 PM

October..............Hmmmmmmm......................tax disc holder?    :D




#406292 Think Bike

Posted by SandyCat on 06 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

I saw this video a few days ago and found it sad that the mother was blaming the car driver as well.    Yes the driver was slow to turn.  Once you commit you don't hang about.    He/she may well have seen the bike but wasn't expecting it to be coming along at 100mph and thought they had time to turn who knows.

 

The sad fact is that if the biker had been going at (say) 60mph he would have had steering control and turned with the car or gone to the right and round.   At that speed he was like a rabbit in the headlights and could do nothing.  

 

The car driver now has to live with this memory for the rest of their lives and it could have been us.




#406121 It's Arrived

Posted by SandyCat on 05 September 2014 - 08:26 PM

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#405009 Scottish Independence Poll

Posted by SandyCat on 03 September 2014 - 02:18 PM

Doesn't bother me much what they do as long as independence means independence - as in independent from England, Scotland and N. Ireland.   Go it alone and good luck to you seriously. I hope it works out.

However, it seems that they don't actually want total independence - they want to keep hold of the good bits like our pound which is strong.    We, quite rightly, have said the pound is ours so go get your own currency and pay us back your £100 billion of our National Debt with that but the Scots say they will refuse to pay their proportion of the ND if they are made to have their own currency!    Sorry but that's like other EU member states outside the UK saying oh we will have your pound as well please because it suits us better.  We have agreed to keep responsibility for all ND regardless of the outcome of the referendum but we would then look to Scotland for repayment. Fair enough.

Independence is fine as long it means just that and not only where it's more convenient.  Just like Southern Ireland they would have to move to the Euro or create their own currency with applicable exchange rates which is only fair and reasonable surely?




#404298 New To The Forum :)

Posted by SandyCat on 01 September 2014 - 08:19 PM

Wow your only 19!    £16000 motor and £1400 insurance.

 

Have you told your parents you plan to live with them for the next 30 years?  :D




#403992 Advanced Eco Driver Achieved! Post Yer Pics!

Posted by SandyCat on 01 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

Now you know folks!

 

Next time you are sat at the back of that 1 mile queue - it will be James at the front trying to beat his personal best !  :D




#403941 Rev Limited?

Posted by SandyCat on 31 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Boy the mechanics are going to be peed off when these come up for MOT and they can't do their emissions test with the pedal to the floor like normal ha ha !




#403355 Had Bird Poo Damage?

Posted by SandyCat on 30 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

Read a good recommendation from someone who had bird poo paint damage.

Try Meguiars Ultimate Compound.

 

"Our new abrasive technology quickly removes stubborn oxidation, stains, bird dropping blemishes and other sub-surface defects while polishing the surface to a mirror finish. Unlike traditional rubbing and polishing compounds that scour the surface, our new clear coat safe micro-abrasives produce an amazingly clear finish that is free from scratches, hazing and swirls."

 

 

http://www.meguiars....imate-Compound/




#403072 Waterleak Streetka

Posted by SandyCat on 29 August 2014 - 03:32 PM

At least you found it.  Drain holes can do this of not cleared out regularly. 




#403052 Mk 7.5 Centre Console In A Mk 7?

Posted by SandyCat on 29 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Looks good.  I doubt you will notice the colour match once it's in.