UK. I need to find out when exactly I was granted my first Driving Licence. It had to be some time in the early 1960s as I passed my?
Test first time and as soon as I could legally drive on UK public roads. My current Licence gives a date in 1977 which is what the DVLA have told me. However living outside the UK at the time and to prevent having to take another test here when I returned, I had a friend renew my UK Licence for me and that was likely in 1977.. Can anybody remember when UK Licences had to be renewed (other than when people reach 70!!) - what interval?
Thanks Land-shark. That makes sense as, although out in Canada, I must have been aware of the change being made in 1976 and had my friend renew my Licence in early 1977. I have that 'sign' against cars, cars + trailer and against some letters ...fklnpg, whatever that is!!
- Land-sharkLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
I'm not surprised you're confused over it. From 1957 you needed to renew every 3 years instead of every year. It remained that way until 1973 when the red licences were superseded by the 'computerised' green paper document; 3 years later in 1976 they changed the rules so that you didn't need to renew again until age 70.
++ Look on the back of your photocard licence in Section 10. The symbol < indicates that you passed it for those categories before the 1976 date printed.
- Fred3663Lv 74 weeks ago
Before the DVLA county councils administered driving licences, my last red book licence was renewed in 1974 with no expiry date, they used to be valid for 3 years.