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Driving licence fines threaten two million drivers

Many drivers face a fine of £1,000 if they fail to update their photo-card driving licences, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

It started issuing photo-card licences 15 years ago and more than 30 million drivers now have one.

These are usually valid for 10 years and there is a legal requirement for drivers to renew the photograph at the same time as they renew their licence.

However, two million drivers have failed to do this. BBC News spoke to some drivers and asked if they were aware of the requirement.

  • 12 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK