Plan ahead – How will changes to the UK driving licence affect you when hiring a car?

Currently when hiring a car at home or abroad the hire company will ask to see the paper part of your driving licence to check for any endorsements/restrictions.  After the 8th June the paper part is invalid but you’ll still need to prove that your licence is valid to allow you to rent a vehicle, to do this you can generate a unique code.

But beware – prepare!

Once you’ve generated your code it is only valid for 72 hours. The best advice is to contact your hire company to find out in advance what they ask you to bring with you when hiring a car. Find out more about the new system by visiting

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