From 8th of June this year, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.
The abolition of the driving licence paper counterpart could have major implications for fleets and their drivers. To help prepare, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has published these facts:
• All fleet managers, particularly those with large fleets, should start planning now for any potential impact the counterpart abolition will have on the way they handle driver data.
• The DVLA is abolishing the paper counterpart that accompanies the current driving licence photocard, but not the old style paper licences issued before 1998. These are still valid, but will no longer be legally accepted as having an up-to-date record of a driver’s endorsements, penalty points or disqualifications.