Drivers face £1,000 fines as 10 year photo licences end

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ds of drivers are risking 1,000 fines because they do not realise their licences are out of date.

A decade ago new laws said photocard licences should expire after 10 years, instead of lasting until drivers turn 70. But motoring organisat

ions yesterday warned many drivers were unaware of the change. Aa

president Edmund King said: People think the

y have already paid for them once over and th

at is it. It is not generally known that photocard licences expire. There appears to be a lack of information that people will have to renew these licences. Expiry dates are prin

ted on the front of photocard licences, but in tiny print. Confusingly, the paper version still says the licence expires when drivers

turn 70. If photocards are not renewe2020第97期跑狗图 d every 10 years, at 17.50 a time, drivers could be charged with failing to surrender their licence - and fined 1,000. Dvla figures reveal that 16,

136 licences expired this summer, but only 11,566 drivers have renewed. Another 300,000 will expire in the next year. The DVLA

is now

posting reminders. A spokesman said: Previous experience has show

n that wide-scale publicity is less effective and can generate enquiries and concerns from those who are

not affected. Instead, DVLA focussed on targeted publicit

y to ensure that we got the message to the right person at the right time.

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