Over a century since their first arrival, the paper driving licence is set to be phased out from the start of 2015.
Since its introduction in 1903, the paper licence has been a compulsory part of being permitted to drive. However new cost saving measures announced in 2011 are to be brought in to replace the traditional counterpart licence, estimated to be saving £8 million from the UK budget.
The paper licence will be replaced with a photocard (which was originally introduced alongside the paper licence in 1998). If you currently have a paper licence, you will need to keep this until its expiration, at which point you will be required to replace it with the new photocard, at no extra charge.
The change comes shortly after the replacement of the traditional tax disc with a new digital system.
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