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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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Drivers who hold an paper-only driving licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 remain valid though and should not be destroyed.
The driving licence operating system chip supplied by Oberthur Technologies meets the ISO specifications defined by the international community.
The distribution of the Driving Licence Counterpart (DLC), a document to be annexed with the driving licence in the wake of the implementation of the Penalty Points System (PPS), will be effected through 21 police stations in Mauritius and 2 police stations in Rodrigues.
Not implementing this directive could affect road safety and make it difficult for Cypriots to exchange their driving licence for a new one in other parts of the EU or for other Europeans to exchange their driving licence for a Cypriot one.
Sweeney, a father-ofsix, admitted two offences of using a document intended to deceive and two of not having a driving licence when he appeared at Bedlington Law Courts.
Traffic Culture Directorate spokesman said: "Valid CPR and residence permit are a must for issuing and renewing driving licence, while those with valid driving licences and here in Bahrain on visiting visas can drive without facing legal actions.
An estimated one million people will hire a car this summer and the driving licence will be the first form of identification that rental companies will ask for.
There are more than 80 different driving licence models with different entitlements and validity periods currently circulating, and hardly any proper enforcement of driving licences is possible,' she said.
The idea of enforced driving licence carrying has been included in a package of driving reforms from the Parliamentary advisory council for transport safety.
In the previous system, people had no provision to acquire the driving licence from other than their resident district.
Because the DVLA has decided that rental companies cannot access a customer's driving licence data direct it has developed an online system for the individual to obtain a code that can then be used by the rental company to check the licence.
Back in June 2012, a Downing Street source was quoted as saying: "There's no reason why the British driving licence should have the EU flag but not the union flag.