It seems that millions of motorists in the UK are making a simple mistake with their driving licence, which could risk them being fined £1000!

Under Section 99 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, you can be fined £1000 if your driving licence is not up-to-date.

This can include having an out of date photocard licence, not having the correct name on your licence and not updating your address, all of which could land you with a huge fine!

Your driving licence photo must be replaced every 10 years and according to the DVLA, 2.3 million photocard driving licences are out of date!

It costs just £14 to renew your photocard licence or £17 by post.

If you have recently moved address and haven’t updated this on your driving licence, you risk a huge fine if you are stopped by the police. This is free to update and you can do this as many times as you like.

And if you have changed your name this also needs updating and is another reason that you could potentially face a huge fine.  If you have recently married, make sure that you update this on your licence as soon as possible.

More information is available on the Government website.

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