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Warning as paper driving licence changes take effect

Licence changes.
Licence changes.

Motorists are being warned to be aware of changes taking effect in just over two weeks time as the paper counterpart for the driving licence will no longer be issued by the DVLA.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) fears many motorists are still confused or unaware of the implications of the paper counterpart no longer having any legal status from June 8.

The paper counterpart was introduced alongside the photo card driving licence in 1998 to include details that could not be included on the card itself, such as any endorsements and which category of vehicles people are entitled to drive.

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