Driving licence counterpart abolition

The Driving licence counterpart to be abolition

From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA

What this means to you

Photocard driving licence holders:

  • When DVLA stops issuing the counterpart, you should destroy yours but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.
  • You’ll still be able to use the counterpart driving licence to change your address with DVLA.You can also change your address online.
  • Paper driving licence holders (those issued before 1998)
  • These will remain valid, and should not be destroyed
  • From 8 June 2015 endorsements/penalty points will no longer be recorded on these driving licences.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes

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paper tax disc

From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle.

If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. This includes customers with a Northern Ireland address, however they will still need to display their MoT disc.

For more info please click the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changes

 

 

ADI check test to be replaced from April 2014

New standards check from 2014

The approved driving instructor (ADI) check test will be replaced with a new ‘standards check’ from April 2014.

  • DSA wants the examiner to assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way
  • DSA proposes to no longer offer role play when the new standards check starts.

As the examiner will assess whether your instruction helps a person to learn in an effective way, you can best show this by giving a normal lesson to a real pupil.

Pupils you can bring:

You already have the flexibility to bring a range of pupils from a learner to a full licence holder seeking development. However, the pupil must not:
•    be an ADI
•    have passed the ADI part 2 test

DSA national standard driver rider training 2014

For more info please click here