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Driving Licence Guidance: Information on Driving Licences

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Your driving licence

How to check your driver number

What to do if you lose your driving licence

Changing your personal details

What to do when a licence holder dies  

When a licence is no longer needed

Your health

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS)


General information

Your driving licence

The categories of vehicles

Information codes

Non-GB country codes

Driving in other countries

Learner drivers and provisional licence holders

Provisional licence conditions and restrictions (cars)

Entitlement for 16 year-olds

Applying for a full licence after passing your test

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Types of motorcycle for tests

Training to ride a large motorcycle (direct access)

Minibuses, lorries and buses

Driving a minibus

Driving a lorry or bus

Supervising learner lorry and bus drivers

Towing trailers


Vehicles which do not need lorry or bus entitlement

Penalty points and disqualifications

Penalty point codes

Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring

Causing or allowing someone to commit an offence

Encouraging or persuading someone to commit an offence

Non-Endorsable Offences

The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995

Drug Types

Mutual recognition of driving – penalty points and disqualifications

Short-period disqualification (SPD)

Further information

Data Protection

Where to get more advice on driving licences

26 DVLA service standards

Organ donation

How to become a blood donor


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