The DVLA keep details of motoring offences for 4 or 11 years, depending on the offence. They keep drink and drug-related offences for 11 years. This is much longer than it will normally take for a motoring offence to become spent, which is currently 5 years because of the endorsement attached to motoring offences. Over

New electronic access to drivers’ licence details has sparked concerns that firms are misusing information about drivers’ past convictions. Motorists with a clean driving licence risk being unfairly denied car hire or cheap insurance premiums as a result of a Government-backed data-sharing project, according to experts. The Department for Transport is handing over details of

We’re quoted in an article in The Telegraph on how needlessly telling insurance firms about expired penalty points for speeding and other offences adds £57 to premiums, yet insurers continue to ask about old convictions . “The law is a mess and grossly unfair on drivers,” said Chris Stacey of Unlock. “We now have a

The Government has announced a date for the abolition of counterpart licences – 8th June 2015. There is more information about how this will work here. This will go some way towards helping people with spent motoring convictions who struggle as a result of their spent convictions remaining on their paper licence.

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