Three million unlicenced drivers face £1000 fine, warns survey

Three million motorists could face a £1000 fine for driving with an out-of-date licence.

Many drivers do not realise their photocard licence expires after ten years.

A poll by the Post Office of 2,000 motorists revealed 44 per cent were unaware of the need to update their licence.

And, more than 50 per cent had no idea when their licence expired.

On checking, one in ten (nine per cent) discovered it was invalid.

Given they are 33 million licenced motorists in the UK the figures suggest three million face the £1000 fine.

Martin Edwards, of the Post Office, which can renew licences, said:

“This has implications for driving legally but also the majority of people using their driving licence as their primary source of ID.”




About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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