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January 2015

news story updated

News story updated
 
Driving licence changes
 
 
Updates and advice to motorists on abolition of the counterpart to the photocard driving licence.
 
From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.
 
What this means for you 
 
Photocard driving licence holders:When DVLA stops issuing the counterpart, you should destroy yours but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.
 
Paper driving licence holders (those issued before 1998)  These will remain valid, and should not be destroyed.

Driving Licence: abolition of the counterpart (paper)

Driving licence:
 
 abolition of the counterpart
 
From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.
 
You can find out more about about the change at www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart.
 
 
DVSA will send more information about how the change will affect instructors and learners in the new year.

CGI makeover for Theory test

CGI makeover for theory test
 
The hazard perception part of the driving theory test will be updated with computer generated imagery (CGI) from next Monday (12 January).
 
DVSAannouncedin December that the hazard perception clips in the theory tests will be replaced with new computer generated imagery (CGI) clips.
 
 Filmed video clips are currently used to test candidates’ reactions to developing hazards on the road.
The scenarios in these clips are still relevant, but the image quality isn’t as clear or defined as modern digital technology allows.