Have You Ever Lost Your Driving Licence?

Brits applied for 931,527 replacement licences in 2017 at a cost of £19 million. Here’s what to do if you lose yours!

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:

Official records from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show 931,527 applications for replacement driving licences were made between 1 January 2017 and 1 January 2018.

At a cost of £20 for each replacement licence, that equates to a total bill of around £18.6 million.

Separate survey data released by the DVLA showed 3.1 per cent of Scottish drivers keep their licence in their car, compared to a national average of 1.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, older drivers are far more likely to leave their licences at home than younger motorists, with 18.5 per cent of over 55s doing so, compared to 7 per cent of 16 to 34 year olds.

Commenting on the findings, Dudley Ashford, the DVLA’s drivers service manager, said: “While you don’t legally have to carry your licence with you when driving, you need to have a licence in case you need to prove you can drive. So we’d recommend keeping your licence safe and secure at all times – perhaps storing it in one safe place along with other important documents.

For more on this story, please visit – https://www.bewiser.co.uk/news/car-insurance/there-were-almost-1-million-lost-driving-licences-uk-2017

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