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driving licence

an official document or certificate authorizing a person to drive a motor vehicle. In the UK it is an offence to drive without a valid licence. The licence may be lost as a penalty for a motoring offence or for the cumulative effect of numerous minor offences by virtue of TOTTING-UP of penalty points on the licence. Convictions recorded on the licence are known as endorsements. There are plans to use removal of a driving licence as a penalty for non-related matters, in particular, failure to pay child support.
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Welsh drivers are most likely to keep their driving licence at home.
MR Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that 56, 767 driving licences were yet to be collected by their owners.
The provision of driving licences has been made as one-window operation for the public.
Temporary driving licences will be extended by only one year for a new driver who earns more than seven black points in a year.
To drive a heavy vehicle, expats should have heavy vehicle driving licence," he said.
Michael John Dunstan, 27, of Fairfield Avenue, Middlesbrough, fined PS440, driving licence endorsed with six points, ordered to pay PS85 costs, and PS44 in charges for speeding.
And after clearing all fines and all other documents are OK, you will get your new driving licence within 30 minutes to one hour.
2 per 1,000 in terms of the fines and the duration of the cancellation of the driving licence, leaving the ruling to the discretion of traffic police officers.
It has taken a year but two weeks ago they issued a driving licence in my name.
The counterpart was introduced alongside the photo card driving licence in 1998 to include details such as any endorsements and which category of vehicles you are entitled to drive.
These details will now be available online for free on the Share Driving Licence service which is expected to be completed before the counterpart is abolished.
They had proper documents like the driving licence and the registration certificate.