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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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Every driver in Britain needs to have a driving licence as proof of their entitlement to drive - but they dont necessarily need to carry their licence with them.
Omeje who disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) urged the owners of the licences to collect them as the command would soon embark on 'Operation Show Your Driving Licence.
Mayor Sukkur Arslan Shaikh inaugurated the new system at a ceremony held at the driving licence office at DIG office Sukkur.
Expats who currently have ten-year driving licences will have to renew them only after the expiry of their currently issued licences.
Drivers who get more than 10 black points on their temporary driving licences will have to take more driving lessons.
Users will also be able to report stolen, missing or damaged driving licences, and request for a replacement.
8 per 1,000 will be punishable by a fine of BGN 500 and cancellation of the driving licence for six months.
From June 8 new penalty points (endorsements) will only be recorded electronically, and will not be printed or written on either photocard licences or paper driving licences.
We will then initiate a process of shortlisting these habitual criminals who have valid driving licences.
Officers said the suspect had sent adverts through BlackBerry Messenger to various mobiles that belonged to young people, claiming he could get driving licences for teens as young as 16.
ELDERLY people in Huddersfield have been urged to check their driving licences.
A Under the Road Traffic Act full driving licences are granted by the DVLA until the holder reaches 70 years of age.