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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #250 on: 18 September, 2021, 05:13:39 pm »


Unlike what we see in films set in the USA, there’s no requirement in the UK to carry a licence while driving or show it to a police officer who stops you.

Governments of both colours have long wanted to have ways of tracking people with ID cards and the like. The increasing normalisation of various smartphone apps and flashing of qr codes brings this to reality.

Lucky non of you ever plan on driving outside of the UK then...

Or opening a bank account...

J

I assumed we need an IDP now anyway (£5.50 from PO) and you need a passport to travel abroad!

Have opened many bank accounts, never used or needed a driving license

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #251 on: 18 September, 2021, 07:47:38 pm »
As we plan to go to Tenerife in October I thought I should check.  We do not need an IDP in the EU it appears for periods of upto 6 months.  After that you need to check whcich IDP you need
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Check which IDP you need
Check the table to find out if you need an IDP. There are 3 types of IDP:

1926
1949
1968
The IDP you need depends on what country you’re visiting.

If you’re travelling through more than one country, you might need more than one type of IDP.

If the country you’re visiting is not included in the table, check with the embassy of the country you’re travelling to.

If you’re hiring a car, check with your car hire company.

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #252 on: 19 September, 2021, 12:05:26 am »
Back in Olden Times USAnians were oft-times suspicious of old-skool UK paper licences lacking a photo.  Dog knows what they’ll do if you wave a phone at them.  Shoot you, I expect.
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #253 on: 19 September, 2021, 01:50:45 pm »
I still have my Cook Islands driving licence. Valid nowhere else on earth and has to be renewed annually. Mine expired in 1997 but it makes a good photo ID. Or maybe just a souvenir.
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #254 on: 19 September, 2021, 01:52:01 pm »


Unlike what we see in films set in the USA, there’s no requirement in the UK to carry a licence while driving or show it to a police officer who stops you.

Governments of both colours have long wanted to have ways of tracking people with ID cards and the like. The increasing normalisation of various smartphone apps and flashing of qr codes brings this to reality.

Lucky non of you ever plan on driving outside of the UK then...

Or opening a bank account...

J

I assumed we need an IDP now anyway (£5.50 from PO) and you need a passport to travel abroad!

Have opened many bank accounts, never used or needed a driving license
IDP of course has another meaning which may be equally applicable.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #255 on: 20 September, 2021, 03:47:56 am »
Six years after the end of the paper counterpart to your driving licence, rumours are the plastic card could go too.
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The DVLA has announced a trial that could see plastic driving licences phased out over the next few years in favour of a new digital system.

The first phase of the plans will see the launch of new mobile provisional licences for learner drivers, which will be accessible via a smartphone app.

It is understood that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) could then look to expand the technology to cover full licences too.

I recently put an app on my phone that stores my Colorado driver's license, vehicle registrations and proof of insurance. There's a message in the app warning me that I should still carry physical copies of said documents outside of Colorado.

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #256 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:58:10 am »
Back in Olden Times USAnians were oft-times suspicious of old-skool UK paper licences lacking a photo.  Dog knows what they’ll do if you wave a phone at them.  Shoot you, I expect.

Wouldn't surprise me:

https://youtu.be/XeG6jca8rrg
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