Urgent warning to drivers as your address could cost you a £1,000 fine
DRIVERS have been warned they could face a hefty fine if they fail to update their driver’s license address.
The DVLA must be notified of a change of permanent residence – even a temporary move – as up-to-date residence information is needed in the event a driver is involved in an accident.
And that goes for both full and temporary licenses.
The DVLA tweeted: “Moved home? You need to update your driver’s license, vehicle registration, vehicle tax direct debit and private registration documents.”
It costs nothing to change address and you can still drive while waiting for an updated driver’s license.
Accordingly GOVERNMENT.UKDrivers can be fined up to £1,000 for failing to notify the DVLA of a new address.
Drivers can apply to change their driving license address through online and paper applications.
If you also wish to apply for a name change – for example if you have gotten married – you can only do this by post using a form that you can collect from your local post office.
And drivers over 70 must renew their license every three years or face a fine.
If they don’t do this, they are no longer legally allowed to drive after the age of 70.
In addition, those who do not renew their document commit a serious crime.
Their driving license and insurance are invalid and they face fines of up to £1,000 and even having their vehicle taken away from them.
The DVLA said on Twitter: “After the age of 70 you must renew your driver’s license every three years. This is easy, quick and secure online.”
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