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PremierLeague-News.Com - Pensioners are being asked to renew their driving licence directly from the Government and avoid third-party websites offering renewal services
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Drivers over the age of 70 are being urged to make sure their driving licence is valid. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) says pensioners need to renew their licence every three years. The law requires drivers to have a valid licence or face a £1,000 fine. The agency also says motorists should use their official renewal system online to avoid any delays and has warned people that middle man companies are trying to rip people off, reports Birmingham Live. Read More:DVLA issues warning as drivers targeted with scam vehicle tax texts and emails The DVLA advises motorists over the age of 70 to only renew their licence directly from the Government, and to be wary of other websites offering the service - especially since many appear high up on Google search results. Even though these sites charge money to transfer renewal application to the DVLA, they are not officially associated with the Government agency in any way. Additionally, these applications are not guaranteed to be processed any quicker than those made through Gov.
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. The DVLA hasn't named the third party websites that are charging elderly drivers. However, Julie Lennard, DVLA chief executive, said: "Drivers looking to renew their licence at 70 and over should use our online service which is secure, free of charge, and also the quickest and easiest way to transact with DVLA. "Customers usually receive their driving licence in just five days. Always remember to always use Gov.uk when using any of DVLA’s many online services." Read Next: Six new laws coming into force August 2022 and how each affects you The nine most common driving offences and what the penalties are AA warns drivers not to 'try to beat' speed cameras - and debunks some common myths DVLA makes major change in driving licence law to speed up medical questionnaire process Your rights if someone else parks on or across your driveway - and what you can do about it
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