Driving licence ‘period of grace’ cut to four weeks

Driving licence ‘period of grace’ cut to four weeks

Drivers who incur three or more penalty points on their licence for a single offence now have just 28 days in which to return it to the appropriate enforcement authority (police, courts or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) before it is revoked. If a licence is revoked, drivers lose their entitlement to drive and will need to apply again for a provisional driving licence and pass a driving test. Previously, convicted drivers were allowed up to 12 months to surrender their driving licences for endorsement. The change follows a decision taken by the Home Office on 7 November. Employers may want to ensure that employees who drive on company business are made aware of the new rule, and review how frequently they check their employees’ driving licences.

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  • 3rd December 2010

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