July 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Research by insurer Direct Line has found that up to 2.6 million drivers have failed to update the address on their driving licence and in theory risk a £1,000 fine for not doing so.
There is a requirement that you update your details with the DVLA not just in terms of address but also if you get married or you’re your medical circumstances change.
The research showed that 3% of married woman still have their maiden name on their licence and a further 2% of motorists admitted that they had not informed the DVLA of a medical condition such as physical disability or visual impairment since their current licence was issued.
It was also found that 20% of driving licence holders still only had the paper version which is set to be phased out by 2015 but we did learn that this is a matter, at this moment of time for the DVLA and not the individual but if a change has to be made for any circumstances by an individual the replacement would be by a photo-card licence.