DVLA struggles with changes to paperless Driving Licence

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On the 8th June 2015 the decision to replace the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence with an online service went live. But not without a few issues. The DVLA struggles with changes. The BBC takes a look.

The BBC website stated on 8th June 2015:

“Motorists trying to access a new system for hiring a car have been experiencing problems with the DVLA website.

A number said the system – which does not apply to Northern Ireland drivers – was not working properly, while some car hire firms had to cope with queues.

The changes, which involve the abolition of the paper counterpart, take effect on Monday 8 June.

But the DVLA said that more than 20,000 drivers had managed to access the site without difficulty.

From now on, motorists hiring a car may have to produce a special temporary code as evidence of their convictions.

The DVLA said it had been working on the new system “for months”.”

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