Monthly Archives: March 2014

Company drivers in licence error

Five in every 1,000 company car, van and truck drivers in the UK does not have the correct licence to be at the wheel. Research by the Licence Bureau has revealed the top five reasons for drivers failing to have

1000+ business drivers are unlicensed

Business car managers across the country will be horrified to hear that well over a thousand company drivers don’t have a valid licence to get behind the wheel. Many have never even passed a driving test. Read more on www.businesscarmanager.co.uk

Licence Bureau analysis reveals most common driving licence failures across 250,000 business drivers

Provisional drivers cause companies most headaches on initial licence check Expired licences and disqualified drivers are biggest issues at recheck stage Potential licence recheck failures reinforce how a driver’s licence can change very quickly Licence Bureau has revealed that over

Should your driving licence last until you are 80 rather than 70?

The DVLA has suggested raising the age for driving licence renewal from 70 to 80, as one way of easing the burden on the swamped department. Join the debate here – http://tinyurl.com/qbqsdtn

Safety message to schools

Licence Bureau and Skanska to deliver safety message to schools by conducting interactive training sessions in six high schools this year, reaching out to more than 1,000 sixth formers and potential company vehicle drivers of the future. Read the article

Your car and the MOT

The law requires that everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition at all times. Once a year, roadworthiness is checked in the interests of road safety and the environment by the test

History of the Driving Licence in the United Kingdom

The driving licence was introduced by the Motor Car Act in 1903. Holders of this yellow(ish) document – that were not required to pass a test – were entitled to “drive a motor car or motor cycle”. The wording changed

Understand your employees unique driver licence number

Each licence holder in England, Scotland and Wales has a unique driver number, which is 16 characters long. The characters are constructed in the following way:  1–5: The first five characters of the surname (padded with 9s if less than

DVLA has introduced a new photocard driving licence in the United Kingdom

The new photocard driving licence was introduced toward the end of February this year, but current licence holders do not need to panic as you will not be required to update your driving licence until it is due for renewal

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