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UK makes steps towards digital driving licences

Digitalising driving licences is the latest move in taking credentials off plastic and putting them onto the digital world of smartphones. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is developing a digital version of the driving licence for use …

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Government online access too complex for freight industry

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out the unnecessary complexity of Government systems access to essential online services. The freight industry needs a single online point where logistics operators can log in to find all their Government-held transport data, is …

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Most extreme driving offenders in Britain exposed

The IAM exposes the worst collectors of penalty points with some of them sill allowed to continue driving by the courts. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has used a Freedom of Information request on the DVLA to understand …

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Doctors urged to inform DVLA of unfit drivers

The General Medical Council strengthens guidelines on duty of doctors to inform the DVLA of patients who they consider to be unfit to drive. The new guidelines, issued last week by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC), places increased emphasis …

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ADLV calls for more frequent checks on commercial drivers

Licence verification association believes more frequent driver entitlement checks for high risk groups could lead to safer roads. With commercial driver licence entitlement checks being typically performed twice a year or in some cases just annually, the Association for Driving …

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Fleet licence check changes welcome in freight industry

Changes at the DVLA now allow commercial vehicle drivers an extended period to obtain an access code for employers to check driving licence details. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the DVLA’s announcement that the access code issued to …

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Security improves for accessing driving licence data

Driving licence verification association increases quality and security requirements for performing verification functions for fleet driver entitlement. Concerns over data security and privacy issues surrounding access to driving licence information has prompted the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) to …

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Six police forces given power to seize unregistered foreign vehicles

The DVLA and HMRC will work alongside 6 UK police forces to crack down on untaxed and uninsured foreign vehicles being driven illegally. Vehicles brought into the UK from overseas can be used without registration with the Driver and Vehicle …

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Driving licence verification association formed in UK

A new trade body has been formed to provide best practice approach to driving licence verifications for fleet managers. There are a number of companies in the UK that perform a service of checking driving licences and entitlements for specific …

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Digital ID to help prevent commercial driver training fraud

The UK’s DVSA announces acceptance of use of digital tachograph and driver qualification cards as proof of ID for classroom driver training sessions. The new ruling from the DVSA takes immediate effect and is expected to be reflected in the …

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